Apple announced today a brand new limited series called “Five Days At Memorial” starring Academy Award-winning John Ridely and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, per the press release:
Apple TV+ today announced “Five Days At Memorial,” a new limited series from Academy Award winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave,” “American Crime,” “Guerrilla”) and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse (“Locke & Key,” “Jack Ryan,” “Lost”). Ridley and Cuse will both serve as showrunners, writers and executive producers on the project. Ridley will direct the limited series, produced by ABC Signature.
Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, “Five Days At Memorial” chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come. Sheri Fink will executive produce alongside Ridley and Cuse.
The new series based on the novel written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink which recounts the 5 days in a New Orleans hospital following Hurricane Katrin that the hit in 2005. The hurricane left catastrophic damages across the city and state, the book recounts how first-responders and rescue workers were placed in difficult life-or-death decisions that would haunt them for years.
The new series will join a number of other series coming to the service based on best-selling books such as “Mosquito Coast,” starring Justin Theroux; “Lisey’s Story,” written and executive produced by Stephen King.”