What you need to know
- Adepero Oduye has signed on for a role in Five Days at Memorial.
- The series explores the events at a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina.
The upcoming Apple TV+ series Five Days at Memorial has found its next cast member.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Adepero Oduye, best know for her role on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has signed on to star in the limited series. She will play a nurse manager at the New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina.
Adepero Oduye (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) has joined Vera Farmiga in Five Days at Memorial, a drama about how the aftermath of the deadly 2005 hurricane played out at a New Orleans hospital. It's based on a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink.
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) and Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) are adapting the book, which tracks the five days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Amid rising flood waters, stifling heat and failing power, exhausted caregivers at the hospital were forced to make life-and-death decisions that would haunt them in the years to come.
Oduye will play Karen Wynn, nurse manager of the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital and the head of the its ethics committee.
Oduye is also known for her roles in 12 Years a Slave, Pariah, and The Big Short.
The project will reunite Ridley and Oduye, who appeared in 12 Years a Slave. The actress earned Spirit Award and NAACP Image Award nominations for her role in Dee Rees' 2011 movie Pariah; her credits also include Netflix's When They See Us, Lifetime's Steel Magnolias and feature films Widows and The Big Short. Oduye is repped by ICM Partners and Washington Square Arts.
Vera Farmiga has already signed on to star in the upcoming series. It is currently unknown when Five Days at Memorial will premiere on Apple TV+.
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