Apple has unveiled the premiere date and first-look images for 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey', the upcoming limited series starring Samuel L. Jackson. The inaugural release from Apple Studios will consist of six episodes, with the first two premiering globally on Apple TV+ on Friday March 11th and new episodes making their debut each subsequent Friday.
Based on the novel by Walter Mosley, the series stars Jackson as Ptolemy Grey, a lonely man forgotten by his family and friends as he struggles with dementia. Suddenly left without his caretaker and with his condition worsening, Ptolemy meets orphaned teenager Robyn (Dominque Fishback), who learns about a treatment that could restore his memories. The two begin a journey of discovery as Ptolemy regains past memories and attempts to solve a mysterious death.
The series is executive produced by Jackson and Mosley, who wrote the original novel after watching his mother deteriorate from dementia.
Up Next: In preparation, check out Samuel L. Jackson in 'The Banker,' his last role in an Apple Original. The feature film was released in March 2020 and is one of the most underrated titles on the service. It co-stars Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult and tells the story of two of the first African-American bankers in the United States.
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