AppleTV+ released an official trailer for Five days at the Memorial, the upcoming limited series adaptation of Sheri Fink’s 2013 nonfiction book of the same name. The drama will be available to stream on August 12 with the first three episodes, followed by new weekly episodes every Friday until September 16.
The video gives us a glimpse into the harrowing events following Hurricane Katrina, as a group of nurses and caregivers at a New Orleans hospital are forced to make heartbreaking decisions to help their patients.
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Five days at the Memorial is an 8-episode miniseries starring Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston and W. Earl Brown
“The series is based on real events chronicling the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital,” reads the synopsis. “As floodwaters rose, power went out and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for decades. years.”
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Five days at a memorial is produced, directed and written by Carlton Cuse and John Ridley. It comes from ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios, with Wendey Stanzler also at the helm.