Last week, Apple TV+ premiered “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” the highly anticipated limited series executive produced by and starring Oscar nominated Samuel L. Jackson, and based on the acclaimed novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley, who adapts the story for the screen and serves as executive producer. The six-episode gripping series about family, memory and legacy debuted globally Friday, March 11 on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
Hailing from Apple Studios, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” stars Jackson as Ptolemy Grey, an ailing man forgotten by his family, by his friends, and by even himself. Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker and on the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn, played by BAFTA Award nominee Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). When they learn about a treatment that can 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”).
We got to speak with some of the cast like Miller, Fishback and McWilliams. Which they expressed that working on this project definitely help them slow down and check on some of their elders within their family. Watching this series will definitely pull at a soft string in your heart and will definitely make you check on your elderly family members.
This series definitely will have the viewers see him in a different light. This series we actually get to see Jackson actually older, but still his funny side. This series definitely had some surprise moments as the show continues and reveal more about his character.
Watch the full interviews below: