Apple TV+ has given “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” to start producing the six-episode limited series.
The series, which is based on best-selling author Walter Mosley‘s novel, will have Samuel L. Jackson as the lead and the executive producer.
Mosley will also be the one writing the screen adaptation and will executive produce alongside Jackson.
The series will be produced by Apple Studios. With Jackson playing Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, friends, and even himself.
Ptolemy Grey is unknowingly sinking into a lonely dementia. However, he experiences a shift when he’s given the chance to regain his memories but only for a short time. He uses this to solve his nephew’s death and come to terms with how his life has turned out.
“The Life of Ptolemy Grey” is the second collaboration project between Apple TV+ and Samuel L. Jackson after the 2020 film “The Banker.”
The actor has appeared in movies that, in total, grossed over $27-billion worldwide. Among his biggest movies are led by Marvel’s Avengers franchise where he plays Nick Fury.