I don’t know about you, but anytime I see the name “Dominique Fishback” on a cast list, I get excited! So the fact that she’s in Apple TV Plus’s new series “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” starring alongside the great, Samuel L. Jackson, makes me incredibly happy!
Dom was a stand out in Netflix’s Project Power a few years ago, where she somehow managed to outshine one of our faves — Jamie Foxx, and then killed her role in Judas and the Black Messiah last year, alongside Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield.
So best believe she’s gon’ hold her own alongside my man Samuel L. Motherf*cking Jackson this year!
But I say ALL that to say, that Apple TV+ revealed a first-look at “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” their new limited series yesterday, which of course is also executively produced by Samuel L. Jackson.
The series is based on the acclaimed novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley, who also adapted the story for the screen, and serves as executive producer.
The six-episode gripping series about family, memory and legacy will debut globally Friday, March 11 on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday, and I can’t wait to watch it!
I’m actually screening it this month so I can’t wait to tell y’all how good this thang is. (I just know it’s gonna be good! Apple TV Plus has been killing their original series y’all! Seriously!)
More About “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”
Hailing from Apple Studios, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” stars Jackson as Ptolemy Grey, an 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 BAFTA Award nominee Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah”).
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.
In addition to Jackson and Fishback, the Apple Original series features Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (“Coyote,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), Damon Gupton (“Black Lightning,” “Bates Motel”), Marsha Stephanie Blake (“I Am Your Woman,” “When They See Us”), Walton Goggins (“Justified,” “The Unicorn”), and Omar Miller (“The Unicorn,” “Ballers”).
Alongside Mosley and Jackson, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is executive produced by Mosley’s producing partner Diane Houslin, Ramin Bahrani, Eli Selden and David Levine for Anonymous Content, and LaTanya Richardson.
With that said … I’m excited for “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”. Stay tuned for more news relating to “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” and of course a full review closer to its release date, and episodic live recaps of each episode.