The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, starring Samuel L. Jackson as an ailing 91-year-old who forms a touching bond with a teenage orphan, premieres on Friday 11th March 2022. It's already a huge hit with critics, who are calling it "proof that Jackson is one of the greatest actors of our time". Snakes on a Plane, it's not. It's available to those with Apple TV+. New subscribers can watch The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for free with the Apple TV+ 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Premiere: Friday 11th March 2022
New episodes: Every Friday
Finale: 8th April 2022
Global stream: Apple TV+ (7-day FREE trial) (opens in new tab)
Cast: Samuel L.Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Damon Gupton, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Walton Goggins and Omar Miller
Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker and on the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy Grey (Jackson) is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn (Dominique Fishback). When the pair learn about a treatment that can restore Ptolemy’s dementia-riddled memories, so begins a journey toward shocking truths about the past, present and future – including the mysterious death of Ptolemy's nephew.
"This was a project that’s been eating me up for 10-12 years, and I’ve been chasing it and running it to different places trying to get it done," Jackson told Variety. "Fighting to keep it from being an hour and a half movie or two hours; you can’t tell this story in that time. But to get here is amazing. They say ‘Hollywood is a place of dreams,’ and this is a dream come true."
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – a six-part TV miniseries based on the best-selling novel by Walter Mosley – debuts globally on Friday, 11th March, on Apple TV+. Follow our guide to get a 7-day free trial of Apple TV+ (opens in new tab).
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is an Apple Original, and exclusive to the Apple TV+ streaming service.
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The first two episodes will air on 11th March 2022, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey episode dates
Season 1 Episode 1 – Friday 11th March 2022
Season 1 Episode 2 – Friday 11th March 2022
Season 1 Episode 3 – Friday 18th March 2022
Season 1 Episode 4 – Friday 25th March 2022
Season 1 Episode 5 – Friday 1st April 2022
Season 1 Episode 6 – Friday 8th April 2022
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey official trailer
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