“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” has five new cast members.
What you need to know
- Five new cast members have signed on for “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.”
- Samuel L. Jackson is set to star in the series.
Five new cast members have joined “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” the upcoming series at Apple TV+.
As reported by Variety, Walton Goggins, Omar Miller, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Damon Gupton, and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams have all signed on to star in the upcoming series.
Walton Goggins (“Justified,” “The Unicorn’), Omar Miller (“Ballers,” “The Unicorn”), Marsha Stephanie Blake (“I Am Your Woman,” “When They See Us”), Damon Gupton (“Black Lightning,” “Bates Motel”), and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (“Coyote,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”) have all been cast in the show alongside previously announced stars Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback. The role reunites Goggins and Jackson, who previously worked together in the Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.”
Samuel L. Jackson will star as Grey, a “91-year-old man forgotten by his family, by his friends, by even himself.”
The show is based on the novel of the same name by Walter Mosley. Jackson stars as 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, Grey 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.
Goggins will play Dr. Rubin, while Blake will play Niecie, the loving mother of Grey’s nephew. Gupton will play Coydog, Grey’s childhood mentor. McWilliams will play Sensia, Grey’s second wife, and Miller will play Reggie Llyod, Grey’s grand nephew.
Walter Mosley, who wrote the novel that the series is based on, will also write the script with himself and Jackson set to executive produce.
Mosley will write the adaptation of “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” in addition to executive producing. Jackson will also executive produce along with director Ramin Bahrani. LaTanya Richardson Jackson, David Levine and Eli Selden of Anonymous Content, and Diane Houslin will also executive produce. Apple Studios will produce.
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