Cornelius Smith Jr. joins upcoming Apple TV+ series 'Five Days at Memorial'

Cornelius Smith Jr
Cornelius Smith Jr (Image credit: Amir Christopher Shafii)

What you need to know

  • Cornelius Smith Jr. has signed on to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ drama Five Days at Memorial.
  • The actor will join Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye who have already signed on for the project.

Five Days at Memorial, the upcoming Hurricane Katrina series on Apple TV+, has signed on another cast member.

According to Deadline, Cornelius Smith Jr. will join Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye in the limited series that is helmed by John Ridley and Carlton Cuse.

Written by Ridley and Cuse based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come.Smith will play Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis. Farmiga plays the lead, Dr. Anna Pou, the doctor on duty at Memorial when the storm hit. Oduye stars as Karen Wynn, the nurse manager of the hospital's intensive care unit and the head of its ethics committee.

Smith is best known for his recurring role in the ABC series Scandal.

Smith probably is best known for his series-regular role as Marcus Walker on ABC's Scandal. He recently had recurring roles on God Friended Me, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt. He is repped by APA, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson Teller.

It is currently unknown when Five Days at Memorial will premiere on Apple's streaming service. If you want to find a television that plays Apple TV+, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

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