Samuel L. Jackson Is Producing and Starring In “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.’ At Apple+

Samuel L. Jackson is the latest celebrity to join the new Apple Limited Miniseries ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’. The 6-episode series will be the first tv lead for Samuel L. Jackson. The series will be based on the novel written by Walter Mosley. The series follows a 91-year-old man(played by Jackson) who struggles with dementia. Forgotten by most of his family and friends, he uses his moments of lucidity to find out information about his past and the death of his nephew.

This news about Jackson and the series follows after Walter Mosley was fired from a CBS writing gig after a complaint was filed at the New York Times (where he was also writing an op-ed) for saying the n-word in a writer’s meeting. Mosley has since put out a statement explaining the situation saying that he “hadn’t called anyone it” and that he was just telling “a story about a cop who explained to me, on the streets of Los Angeles, that he stopped all n—ers in paddy neighborhoods and all paddies in n—er neighborhoods, because they were usually up to no good. I was telling a true story as I remembered it.” Moseley will join Jackson as an executive producer along with David Levine and Eli Selden of Anonymous Content and Diane Houslin.

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