Apple Picks Up 'Five Days At Memorial' TV Series About Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Apple has signed a deal for "Five Days at Memorial," a limited series TV show from John Ridley (known for "12 Years a Slave," "American Crime," and "Guerrilla") and Carlton Cuse (known for "Locke & Key," "Jack Ryan," and "Lost").

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"Five Days At Memorial" is based on the novel of the same name written by Sheri Fink. It chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, telling the story of the exhausted caregivers who were forced to make life-and-death decisions amid rising floodwaters, intense heat, and no power.

Ridley and Cuse will serve as showrunners, writers, and executive producers on the limited series, while Fink will also serve as an executive producer.

There's no word yet on when "Five Days At Memorial" is set to premiere, but it is the latest TV show based on a novel. Apple is also working on "Mosquito Coast" starring Justin Theroux, "Lisey's Story" starring Julianne Moore," "Pachinko," and "Shantaram."

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FightTheFuture Avatar
17 months ago

If you wonder why atv+ is so terrible here’s a reminder. Still batting zero.
^ this guy hasn’t seen Ted Lasso
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Modano Avatar
17 months ago
The book was incredible. It was not a "novel" though.
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17 months ago

^ this guy hasn’t seen Ted Lasso
Binged on Ted Lasso. Most excellent!
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17 months ago
If you wonder why atv+ is so terrible here’s a reminder. Still batting zero.
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17 months ago
O boy, I read the original book upon release... It was sick to see how care was triaged... I hope this will be as powerful.
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17 months ago

How can you mention Carlton Cuse and not mention the single greatest series that ever aired on CBS - "Martial Law"?!
I would also recommend “The Strain” and “Colony”
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