Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson is reteaming with AppleTV+ to lead an adaptation of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.
Based upon the novel by Walter Mosley, the story follows a 91-year-old man afflicted with dementia who takes an experimental drug that rejuvenates his mind and body, with the downside being he won’t live to age 92. The novel was originally published in 2010.
The Creators Behind The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Jackson and Mosley will serve as executive producers on the series along with David Levine and Eli Selden under Anonymous Content and Mosley’s producing partner Diane Houslin. Jackson previously collaborated with AppleTV+ on The Banker and has had a prolific film career ranging from gritty crime dramas (A Time To Kill, Pulp Fiction), summer blockbusters (The Marvel Cinematic Universe), and the occasional TV commercials. Mosley has authored over 60 books and recently received the National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He also served as a writer and executive producer on the FX series Snowfall.
This will be the latest in AppleTV+’s string of collaborations with high-quality talent either done or in development with Alphonso Cuaron, Jon Stewart, Tom Hanks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Kerry Ehrin, Moshe Zonder, Alon Aranya, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Monica Beletsky, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith, Simon Kinberg, and more. An upcoming Tetris movie starring Taron Egerton is also in development.
Mosley is adapting his book into a six-episode series for AppleTV+. As of this writing, a release date is unknown for The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. What are your thoughts on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey? Have you read the novel? Are you excited for this adaptation? Let us know in the comments below or on our Twitter.