The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Status:  Optioned
Genre:  Drama
Director:  Ramin Bahrani
Studio(s):  Apple Studios
Cast:  Samuel L. Jackson (Ptolemy Grey), Danielle Fishback (Robyn).

Details:  Apple TV has landed a six-episode limited series, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, that will star Oscar nominee, Samuel L. Jackson in his first lead TV role. The series is based on a novel by Walter Mosley, who will also write the script. Jackson and Mosley will also serve as executive producers.

Story:  The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey centers on a 91-year-old man (Jackson) who is forgotten by his family, his friends and even himself as he suffers from dementia. But when he’s able to briefly regain his memories, he uses those fleeting moments of lucidity to find the truth behind his nephew’s death and come to terms with his past.  Danielle Fishback will play a character named Robyn, described as a friend of the family who helps Ptolemy.  Source(s):  Deadline; Slashfilm.  Photo Source:  lavanguardia.com.