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Five Days at Memorial teaser shows the drama that will unfold on Apple TV+ on August 12

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

What you need to know

  • The first teaser for Five Days at Memorial sets the tone for what is shaping up to be must-watch TV.
  • Five Days at Memorial will premiere on August 12.

Apple TV+ has today shared the first teaser for the upcoming series Five Days at Memorial. The eight-episode show is based on the true events that saw caregivers faced with impossible decisions following Hurricane Katrina.

The Apple TV+ show will premiere on August 12 and is based on "actual events and adapted from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink," Apple TV+ says. The story "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" is executive produced and written by Carlton Cuse ("Jack Ryan," "Lost") and John Ridley ("The Other History of the DC Universe," "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992"). 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 Madam C.J. 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 Memorial" hails from ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.

The new show is set to join a growing slate of content that makes Apple TV+ some of the best value in streaming. Priced at just $4.99 per month and also available as part of the bargain-tastic Apple One subscription bundle, the streamer is considerably cheaper than Netflix and Disney+, although while the catalog is growing, it's still small compared to those two.

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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.