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- Alban Martin
Limited series “Five Days at Memorial” and dark comedy “Bad Sisters” make their worldwide debut in August on Apple TV+.
Created by executive producers John Ridley and Carlton Cuse, starring Vera Farmiga, “Five Days at Memorial” will air worldwide on Friday, August 12. Meanwhile, “Bad Sisters,” the latest comedy from award-winning creator and star Sharon Horgan, will be released on August 19.
Release planned for this summer for Five Days at Memorial
By a press release, Apple TV+ today announced the launch dates for “Five Days at Memorial,” a new limited series from Academy Award-winning John Ridley and Emmy Award-winning Carlton Cuse, and “Bad Sisters,” the witty and emotional black comedy about a murder mystery from Emmy-nominated, BAFTA-winning star and creator Sharon Horgan.
The eight-episode limited series “Five Days at Memorial” will debut worldwide Friday, August 12 with the first three episodes, followed by a new weekly episode every Friday until September 16.
Based on real events and adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink’s book, “Five Days at Memorial” chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local US hospital. When flood waters, power outages and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital had to make decisions that will follow them for years.
The series is directed by Cuse, Ridley and Wendey Stanzler (“Clarice”, “Rebel”), and stars Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”, “The Conjuring”), Robert Pine (“CHiPs”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”, “Succession”), Julie Ann Emery (“Better Call Saul”, “Preacher”), Cornelius Smith Jr. (“Scandal”, “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame CJ Walker”), Adepero Oduye (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “Pariah”), Molly Hager (“Happyish”, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”), Michael Gaston (“Blindspot”, “The Leftovers”) and W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood”, “Preacher”).
“Five Days at the Memorial” is produced by ABC signaturewhich is part of Disney Television Studios.
Bad Sisters the following week
Also available on Apple TV+ in August, “Bad Sisters” mixes dark comedy and thriller set on the Irish coast.
“Bad Sisters” will make its worldwide debut on Friday, August 19 with the first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Friday until October 14.
The new 10-episode series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the untimely death of their parents and a promise to always protect each other.
Besides Horgan, “Bad Sisters” stars Anne-Marie Duff (“Suffragette”, “The Salisbury Poisonings”), Eva Birthistle (“Brooklyn”, “The Last Kingdom”), Sarah Greene (“Frank of Ireland”, ” Dublin Murders”) and Eve Hewson (“Behind her Eyes”, “The Luminaries”) as the Garvey sisters. The cast also includes Claes Bang (“Dracula”, “The Northman”), Brian Gleeson (“Frank of Ireland”, “Peaky Blinders”), Daryl McCormack (“Good luck to you, Leo Grande”, “Peaky Blinders”) , Assaad Bouab (“Call My Agent”, “The Pursuit of Love”) and newcomer Saise Quinn (“Monster”).
“Bad Sisters” is created and written by Horgan with Brett Baer and Dave Finkel (“New Girl”, “United States of Tara”), who adapted it from the Belgian version of the “Clan” series, created by Malin- Sarah Gozin (“Tabula Rasa”, “Professor T”). “Bad Sisters” is produced by Triton Television and ABC signature.