Apple TV has debuted a powerful new trailer for the upcoming limited series “Five Days at Memorial,” from Academy Award-winner John Ridley and Emmy Award-winner Carlton Cuse
Today Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for “Five Days at Memorial,” a powerful new limited series based on actual events and adapted from the book of the same name. From Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, who both also serve as directors, and starring an award-winning ensemble cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Emmy-Award winner Cherry Jones, “Five Days at Memorial” chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
The powerful and jarring new series appear looks set to become one of the most intense television events of the summer. And with its glittering cast list, the series is a shoo-in to shoot straight to the top of our summer watchlist. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the trailer below.
In addition to Farmiga, Smith Jr., and Jones, the limited series stars Robert Pine (“CHiPs”), Julie Ann Emery (“Better Call Saul,” “Preacher”), Adepero Oduye (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,”“Pariah”), Molly Hager (“Happyish,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”), Michael Gaston (“Blindspot,” “The Leftovers”) and W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood,” “Preacher”).
“Five Days at Memorial” is executive produced and written by Cuse and Ridley, and the series is directed by Cuse, Ridley, and Wendey Stanzler (“For All Mankind,” “Dispatches From Elsewhere”). The series hails from ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
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Adapted from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink and starring Vera Farmiga, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Cherry Jones, “Five Days at Memorial” premieres Friday, August 12
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