Samuel L. Jackson to star in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, the limited series for Apple TV+.
It is based on Walter Mosley’s best-selling novel of the same name and Mosley will pen the series as well as executive produce.
We will see Jackson, 71, star as Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, by his friends, by even himself. On the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy experiences a seismic shift when he’s given the tremendous opportunity to briefly regain his memories, and uses this precious and fleeting lucidity to solve his nephew’s death and come to terms with his past.
Jackson and Diane Houslin, as well as Anonymous Content’s David Levine and Eli Selden will executive produce The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey alongside Mosley. Apple Studios is producing the six-episode series, which marks Jackson’s second Apple project after. Earlier this year the streamer released The Banker starring Jackson, Anthony Mackie, and Nia Long.
Up next, Jackson will reprise the role of Nick Fury in a new series for Disney Plus, which was confirmed to be based on the “Secret Invasion” comics during Disney Investors Day.
Author of over sixty books, Mosley was recently awarded the National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He wrote The Life of Ptolemy Grey after watching his mother’s mind deteriorate from the early stages of dementia. In TV, Mosley recently served as a writer/executive producer on the FX drama series Snowfall. He is repped by CAA.