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[09/01/20 - 09:15 AM]
Apple Lands "Five Days at Memorial," From Academy Award Winner John Ridley and Emmy Award Winner Carlton Cuse
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.







FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL (APPLE TV PLUS)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/1/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Apple's press release, September 2020) 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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Carlton Cuse as CRTR/EP
· John Ridley as CRTR/DIR/EP
· Sheri Fink as BOOK/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature