Samuel L Jackson to star in Apple's The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
The six-episode series is based on the novel of the same name by Walter Mosley, who will also adapt the book for the screen
Samuel L Jackson is all set to star as the lead in Apple's limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. The six-episode series is based on the novel of the same name by Walter Mosley, who will also adapt the book for the screen.
Variety reports that Jackson will star as the titular character, Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, his friends, and even by himself. On the brink of sinking deeper into his lonely dementia-stricken existence, the character experiences a seismic shift and is given the opportunity to briefly regain his memories. Ptolemy uses this precious opportunity to solve his nephew’s death and come to terms with his past.
Jackson and Mosley will also executively produce the series, along with David Levine and Eli Selden of Anonymous Content and Diane Houslin.
Notably, Walter Mosley has authored over sixty books and was also recently awarded the National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Jackson previously partnered with Apple for The Banker, in which he starred opposite Anthony Mackie. This is also the second series that Jackson has signed in his long career. It was earlier reported that Jackson would reprise his Nick Fury role for a new Disney+ series based on Secret Invasion comics.