The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Apple TV+ release date and cast with Samuel L Jackson and Dominique Fishback

Samuel L Jackson stars in this adaptation of Walter Moseley’s novel of the same name

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, a new miniseries starring Samuel L Jackson and Dominique Fishback, is beginning on Apple TV+ on Friday 11 March.

The miniseries is six episodes long, with the first two available on 11 March and the following four available weekly.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

What is it about?

Ptolemy Grey is an elderly man with dementia, confused and living alone. Friend of the family Robyn starts to act as his caretaker around the same time that Ptolemy is invited to take part in a trial for a cure to dementia.

The cure works, and for a brief window Ptolemy gets the chance to reflect on his life and set his affairs in order - before time runs out.

Who is in the cast?

Samuel L Jackson stars as Ptolemy Grey, an ailing man with dementia. Jackson is best-known for appearing in Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury. Ptolemy Grey is his first television series.

Dominique Fishback stars as Robyn, Ptolemy’s new caretaker. Fishback is best known for a recent lead role in the biopic Judas and the Black Messiah, and has also starred in television series The Deuce and Show Me A Hero. She can next be seen in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, due in 2023.

They’re joined by Walton Goggins (Justified), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us), Damon Gupton (Criminal Minds), and Omar Benson Miller (CSI: Miami) amongst others.

Is there a trailer?

Yes, there is. You can watch it right here.

Is it based on a novel?

Yes, the series is based on Walter Mosley’s 2010 novel of the same name. Mosley is a writer and producer on this adaptation.

When and how can I watch it?

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey begins on Apple TV+ on Friday 11 March.

The first two episodes will be available at once on 11 March, with the following four available weekly. Each episode is around 50 minutes long.

What do reviews say?

NationalWorld’s review of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey described the series as “contemplative and winding”, and a “compelling showcase for Samuel L Jackson and Dominique Fishback”.

Why should I watch it?

Because Jackson and Fishback are both fantastic actors, and this miniseries gives them the chance to really demonstrate that.

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