Samuel L. Jackson In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Samuel L. Jackson in “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” premiering globally March 11, 2022 on Apple TV+.
If the saying is true that “all a man is, is what he remembers,” then the very vivid—at times fleeting—memories of Ptolemy Grey’s life, undoubtedly serve as proof to a man worth knowing. Shown in the new AppleTV+ series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,
The aforementioned anecdote is central to the six-part drama. Based off the novel of the same name by acclaimed author Walter Mosely.
Starring Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Omar Benson Miller, Damon Gupton, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams and more.
The drama series sees Jackson in the titular role of Grey; an ailing man with dementia forgotten by his family, his friends, and even himself.
Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker, and on the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia. Ptolemy is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn, played by Dominique Fishback. When they learn about a treatment that can restore Ptolemy’s dementia-addled memories, it begins a journey toward shocking truths about the past, present and future. Those memories are paramount, as Ptolemy and Robyn embark on a quest to find out what happened to a beloved family member. A treasure that awaits them—both internally and externally. That by the series’ end, is one that’ll leave viewers both moved and angered by its lasting implications.
Jackson’s long-documented and award-winning range shines effortlessly in this series. Bringing both the tenderness and vulnerability of man who’s become a shell of his former self. The defiance and determination of someone who’s hellbent on justice and vindication for both his family and his legacy. Jackson, (a recent NAACP Chairman’s Awards Recipient) discussed the new series and how he hopes audiences interpret Ptolemy as it unfolds.