Apple TV+ today announced the premiere dates for Five Days at Memorial, a new limited series from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, and Bad Sisters, the witty and emotional darkly comedic murder mystery from Emmy Award-nominee and BAFTA Award-winning star and creator Sharon Horgan.
The limited eight-episode series Five Days at Memorial will debut globally on Friday, August 12, with the first three episodes followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through September 16.
Based on actual events and adapted from the book (See on Amazon) by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital.
When the floodwaters rose, power failed, and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
Five Days at Memorial is executive produced and written by Carlton Cuse (Jack Ryan, Lost) and John Ridley (The Other History of the DC Universe, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992). The series is directed by Cuse, Ridley, and Wendey Stanzler (Clarice, Rebel).
The series stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston and W. Earl Brown. Five Days at Memorial hails from ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Bad Sisters is the newest comedy from creator and star Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Shining Vale). A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller set on the breathtaking coast of Ireland, Bad Sisters will debut globally on Friday, August 19, with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through October 14.
The new 10-episode series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise always to protect one another.
In addition to Horgan, Bad Sisters stars Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. The ensemble cast also includes Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab, and newcomer Saise Quinn.
Bad Sisters is executive produced and written by Horgan with Brett Baer & Dave Finkel (New Girl, United States of Tara), who adapted it from the Belgian version of the series Clan, which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin (Tabula Rasa, Professor T).
Horgan, Faye Dorn, and Clelia Mountford are executive producers for Merman, and Gozin, Bert Hamelinck, and Michael Sagol (Sound of Metal) are executive producers for Caviar.
In addition to Horgan, Baer, and Finkel, the series is written by Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar, and Paul Howard.
Dearbhla Walsh, Josephine Bornebusch, and Rebecca Gatward serve as directors, with Walsh also acting as executive producer. Bad Sisters is produced by Merman Television and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
The series will mark Horgan’s first project to premiere from her first-look deal with Apple TV+. It is produced by Merman, the production company that she co-founded with Clelia Mountford.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.