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Apple's terrifying retelling of Hurricane Katrina gets a tense new trailer

Five Days At Memorial Screen Capture
Five Days At Memorial Screen Capture (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has shared a new trailer for the upcoming Five Days at Memorial series.
  • Five Days at Memorial will tell the story of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • The new series will premiere on August 12.

Apple's big new thriller is a real-life retelling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster and how people dealt with the aftermath at a local hospital. Now, Apple TV+ has shared the first full-length trailer for the series that will premiere on August 12.

The new series, starring Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, and Cherry Jones, is directed by Carlton Cuse and Joh Ridley and will see its first three episodes arrive on August 12. From there, a new episode will debut each Friday through September 16 when the season finale will air on Apple TV+.

While Apple had already shared a teaser for the new series, this is the first time that we've been shown a full-length trailer for something that will no doubt be as harrowing to watch as it will be fascinating.

Based on actual events and adapted from the book 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 will be the latest addition to a growing Apple TV+ catalog that includes kids' shows, family movies, gritty dramas, and thrillers all under one roof. All of that is available for $4.99 per month while the Apple One subscription bundles it with Apple Music and other services.

If you want to enjoy Five Days at Memorial in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Prime Day Apple deals before it's too late.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.