Trailer: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey arrives on Apple TV+ this March
James R | On 06, Feb 2022
Samuel L Jackson is heading to Apple TV+ this March for The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and a new trailer gives us a look at the series.
The series is based on Walter Mosley’s book, which was published back in 2010. It follows Ptolemy Grey, who is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia.
Ptolemy is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn, played by Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah). When they learn about a treatment that can temporarily restore Ptolemy’s dementia-addled memories, it begins a journey toward shocking truths about the past, present and future. In addition to Jackson and Fishback, the Apple Original series features Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Coyote, Real Husbands of Hollywood), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning, Bates Motel), Marsha Stephanie Blake (I Am Your Woman, When They See Us), Walton Goggins (Justified, The Unicorn) and Omar Miller (The Unicorn, Ballers).
Alongside Mosley and Jackson, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is executive produced by Mosley’s producing partner Diane Houslin, Ramin Bahrani, Eli Selden and David Levine for Anonymous Content and LaTanya Richardson. The first two episodes premiere on 11th March, with the remaining four episodes arriving weekly.
Samuel L Jackson to star in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for Apple TV+19th December 2020
Samuel L Jackson will star in an adaptation of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for Apple TV+.
The book was published back in 2010 and follows Ptolemy Grey, who is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy’s only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece’s 17-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew’s funeral.
But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy’s hermit-like existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won’t live to see age 92 but that he’ll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew’s death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget.
Now, Deadline reports it’s headed to the screen as a six-part series, with author Walter Mosley writing the screen adaptation and executive producing the project.
Jackson, aged 71, will take on the lead role and will also exec-produce alongside David Levine and Eli Selden for Anonymous Content and Mosley’s producing partner Diane Houslin.
The project marks the second collaboration between Apple TV+ and Jackson following the 2020 film The Banker.