Award-winning author Walter Mosley’s acclaimed book, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey has been turned into a powerful new mini series on Apple TV+.
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” stars Samuel L. Jackson as you have NEVER seen him before. The veteran actor plays, Ptolemy Grey, an 91-year old ailing man forgotten by his family, by his friends, and by 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.
The mini series is gut wrenching and filled with powerful and memorable performances. The dramatic series take you on a bit of a mysterious journey as Ptolemy pieces together his past memories but what stands out in this show is the (platonic) love that develops between Ptolemy and Robyn (Dominique Fishback), his teenage caretaker.
The six-episode limited series debuted on March 11 with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly on Apple TV+.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with Walter Mosley and series stars, Dominique Fishback, Omar Benson Miller, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Cynthia Kate McWilliams about the series and working opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
All of the interviews can be watched in the playlist below: