Teaser for the Apple TV+ limited series “Five Days at Memorial” premiering on August 12th look thrilling. The series comes from “Bates Motel” creator Carlton Cuse and Oscar winning screenwriter John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”). The series stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga, Adepero Oduye (“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”), 3 time Emmy winner Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Cornelius Smith Jr. (“Scandal”) Julie Ann Emery (“Preacher”), Michael Gaston (“The Leftovers”), and Molly Hager (“Waitress”).
The is based on the best selling book of the same name and will chronicle 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. Farmiga will play the role of Dr. Anna Pou, the doctor on duty at Memorial when the storm hit.