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“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” Premieres Friday, March 11 on Apple TV+

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” the highly anticipated limited series executive produced by and starring Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson. “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is based on the novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley, who adapted the story for the screen and serves as executive producer. The six-episode moving series is about family, memory, and legacy.


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 temporarily 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”).

Alongside Mosley and Jackson, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is execu