Adepero Oduye se al elenco of the Apple TV series + ‘Five Days at Memorial’ –

Actress and writer Adepero Oduye is now joining the cast of the upcoming series “Five Days at Memorial,” which is being produced by Apple TV +. The news was confirmed Thursday in a Variety report.

Apple announced the limited series “Five Days at Memorial” last September, which is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by author and journalist Sheri Fink. The novel chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after the events of Hurricane Catrina.

When the floodwaters rose, the power went out, and the heat increased, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come. Fink will serve as producer on the project.

Oduye, who has starred in “Pariah,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Big Short,” “Widows,” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” is now one of the confirmed actresses for the adaptation of “Five Days at Memorial ”comes to Apple TV +. On the show, she will play Karen Wynn, the nurse in charge of the intensive care unit at the New Orleans hospital.

Before Oduye, Vera Farmiga had already been confirmed in the cast playing Dr. Anna Pou. “Five Days at Memorial” will be co-written by John Ridley and Carlton Cuse, who will also executive produce the limited series. However, the release date has yet to be announced.

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