Apple TV+ has added several stars to the cast of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey with Samuel L. Jackson (The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) . Joining the series are Walton Goggins (Justified), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning), Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Coyote) and Omar Miller (Ballers).
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey sees Jackson as Ptolemy 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, Ptolemy 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 star as Dr. Rubin. Blake will portray Niecie, “the loving mother of Grey’s nephew.” Gupton will play Coydog, “Ptolemy Grey’s childhood mentor.” McWilliams will portray Sensia, “Grey’s second wife.” and Miller will be Reggie Lloyd, “Grey’s Grand Nephew.”
The group join Jackson and Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) in the series, which is based on the novel from Walter Mosley who is writing the six-episode adaptation as well as executive producing with Jackson. Ramin Bahrani (The White Tiger) will direct the series.
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