The Final Days of Ptolemy Gray is giving viewers an opportunity to see Samuel L. Jackson like by no means earlier than as the long-lasting actor portrays the titular character of Apple TV+‘s upcoming sequence.
In an unique first take a look at the present arriving March 11, the actor, forged, and crew preview a story of second probabilities and making up for misplaced time. Jackson steps into the function of Ptolemy Gray, a person ailing from the grips of dementia who has been forgotten by household, buddies, and even time.
“It’s a narrative of a person who lives in delusions,” Jackson explains within the sneak peek featurette, above. Based mostly on Walter Mosley’s best-selling ebook, The Final Days of Ptolemy Gray has been tailored for tv by the creator who additionally government produces.
Providing a clearer image, Mosley echoes Jackson’s assertion, including of the character, “he’s in his mid-nineties, he’s proper there on the precipice of full-out dementia.” So, what’s a person to do when he’s in that state?
“He’s far behind his personal thoughts,” Jackson’s costar Dominique Fishback says, including, “he wants assist.” And so, her character Robyn, an orphaned teen, does simply that. Caring for the aged man, she’s there when a doable breakthrough arrives.
“They go to a health care provider who has this miracle drug,” Jackson reveals. In visiting this physician, Ptolemy’s recollections are restored, however the results solely final for a month. So, whereas temporary, Jackson explains, “this is a chance to reclaim elements of his life that he’s been looking for” and “proper the wrongs” from his previous.
By way of all of it, the present takes viewers by totally different time intervals, introduces them to quite a lot of characters, and far more. Get a primary take a look at the motion, above, within the unique featurette, and catch The Final Days of Ptolemy Gray when it premieres on Apple TV+.
The Final Days of Ptolemy Gray, Sequence Premiere, Friday, March 11, Apple TV+