Apple hosts world premiere event for Five Days at Memorial ahead of Friday's debut

The cast and crew of Five Days at Memorial
The cast and crew of Five Days at Memorial (Image credit: Apple)

We're only a few days away from the premiere of Five Days at Memorial on Apple TV+.

Today, in celebration of Friday's debut, Apple hosted a worldwide premiere of the series at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles, California. The cast and crew of the anticipated series were in attendance.

Series stars including Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones, Cornelius Smith Jr., Robert Pine, Julie Ann Emery, Adepero Oduye and more attend the red carpet event. Joining the cast at the screening was Emmy award-winning showrunner Carlton Cuse along with Michael Gaston, Molly Hager, Jeff Nordling, Damon Stander and W. Early Brown.

You can check out all of the photos from the premiere event on the Apple TV+ Newsroom post.

What is Five Days at Memorial about?

Five Days at Memorial follows the story of caregivers at a New Orleans hospital who are forced to make unthinkable decisions after Hurricane Katrina.

From Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, who both also serve as directors, and starring an award-winning ensemble cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Cornelius Smith Jr. and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones, “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. 

If you haven't seen the official trailer for the new series, you can check it out on YouTube below:

The first three episodes of Five Days at Memorial will premiere on Friday, August 12. If you want to enjoy the movie in the best quality possible, check out our review of the Apple TV 4K and our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.