“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” starring Samuel L. Jackson is out now on Apple TV+.
A Story About Family, Memory, and Legacy
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is based on the novel of the same name by American novelist Walter Mosley. The best-selling author created and adapted the story into a TV screenplay that is now available to stream on Apple TV+.
The series stars Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson as the 93-year-old man Ptolemy Grey with dementia. The story revolves around Ptolemy’s forgotten memories and family, accompanied by his teenage caretaker Robyn, played by Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). The story starts when a trusted companion of Ptolemy suddenly left him behind. Robyn, the orphaned teenager, enters the scene as his new caretaker and the two start to form an odd connection.
Their relationship begins to develop after learning about a treatment that will restore Ptolemy’s memories. The catch, however, is that he can only regain his memories in full clarity for a short amount of time. To be exact, the treatment only allows him to see his memories once and only for a month. As Ptolemy’s life begins to shift with shocking revelations about his past, he uses this precious time to come to terms with the legacy he will leave behind.
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” Cast
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” cast is composed of Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (“Bosch”), Omar Miller (“Ballers”), and Marsha Stephanie Blake (“Orange Is The New Black”). Actors Damon Gupton (“Bates Motel”), DeRon Horton (“Dear White People”), and Nicole Lockley (“Decisions Untold”) also act alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback.
Author and creator Walter Mosley serve as an executive producer. Samuel L. Jackson is also an executive producer along with Diana Houslin, Eli Selden, David Levine, and LaTanya Richardson. Ramin Bahrani (“The White Tiger”), Debbie Allen (“Fame”), Hanelle Culpepper (“Star Trek: Picard”), and Guillermo Navarro (“Godfather of Harlem”) directed the series.
How To Watch “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is a six-episode limited series that is streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. The first two episodes debuted globally last Friday, March 11th, 2022. The remaining four episodes will follow weekly, every Friday.
Since the show is exclusive to Apple TV+, you can watch Samuel L. Jackson’s new series via the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and over 1 billion screens. Sign up HERE to learn more.
Published by HOLR Magazine.