The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – first images and a launch date

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Starring Samuel L Jackson, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey arrives in March. 

Apple TV+ has set a premiere date and given us a first look at Samuel L Jackson’s new drama series. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is adapted from Walter Mosley’s acclaimed 2010 novel.

Here’s the synopsis for the show:

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.

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.

Alongside Jackson and Fishback, the cast also includes Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Damon Gupton (Black Lightning), Marsha Stephanie Blake, Walton Goggins and Omar Miller.

Given the subject, get ready for an emotional tale with Jackson further away from Nick Fury than we’ve ever seen.

Author Walter Mosley has adapted the screenplay and also executive produces. The other executive producers are Samuel L Jackson, Diane Houslin, Ramin Bahrani, Eli Selden and David Levine for Anonymous Content, and LaTanya Richardson.

Secret Invasion

It’s likely to be a busy old 2022 for Samuel L Jackson. We’re waiting on his return to the role of Marvel’s Nick Fury in Secret Invasion – hopefully later this year. He’s also Broadway bound in a revival of The Piano Lesson, the show provided his 1990 Broadway debut.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey launches on Friday the 11th of March, with its first two episodes, Subsequent instalments drop weekly.