First look at Samuel L. Jackson in the Apple TV+ series

Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson stars as a man with dementia in the first images of the upcoming Apple TV+ limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray.

Based on the acclaimed novel by bestselling author Walter Mosley, the drama is set to world premiere on Friday, March 11, along with the first two episodes. New episodes will air weekly, every Friday. Mosley serves as executive producer on the six-episode television adaptation.

Jackson plays the titular Ptolemy Grey, an old man forgotten by his family and friends, and even by himself. Left without his trusted caregiver and sinking deeper into solitary dementia, Ptolemy is left in the care of teenage orphan Robyn, played by BAFTA-nominated Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah).

After hearing about a treatment that could potentially revive Ptolemy’s dementia-related memories, the couple embarked on a journey to uncover shocking truths about the past, present and future.


Alongside Jackson and Fishback, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Coyote), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When they see us), Walton Goggin (Justified) and Omar Miller (Ballers).

Mosley exec produces alongside producing partner Diane Houslin. Jackson is also an executive producer, in addition to Ramin Bahrani, Eli Selden and David Levine for Anonymous Content and LaTanya Richardson.

Jackson recently voiced his Marvel character Nick Fury in the Disney+ animated anthology series What if…?, and will reprise the role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming live-action miniseries. Secret Invasion. His recent movies include the action thriller The protected, action comedy Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, and Saw spin off Spiral: from Saw’s book.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray, Premieres, Friday March 11, Apple TV+

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