John Ridley and Carlton Cuse to produce new drama mini-series for Apple TV +


Apple has confirmed that the new limited series, “Five Days at Memorial” will be produced by Oscar-winner John Ridley and Emmy winner Carlton Cuse, which will portray events during the Katrina storm. 

“Five Days at Memorial” is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, and will showcase the compelling story of the first five horrifying days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005. The episodes will follow what happened inside a hospital with paramedical staff struggling with floods, power failure, blackouts, rising temperatures. And how they were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come.  

John Ridley and Carlton Cuse will be the writers, executive producers and co-creators of this mini-series. The shooting is still ongoing and it is not yet clear when we will see the premiere. Nor do we know the cast. We will have to wait for more details.

Alongside “Five Days at Memorial”, the Cupertino based company is also in process of making some exclusive content for imprint Apple TV+ which includes “Mosquito Coast” starring Justin Theroux, Shantaram, Pachinko and Lisey’s Story starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore.