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‘Five Days at Memorial,’ ‘Bad Sisters’ Headed for Apple TV+ in August

Apple TV+ has announced the August premiere dates for “Five Days at Memorial,” a new limited series from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, and “Bad Sisters,” the darkly comedic murder mystery from Emmy Award-nominee and BAFTA Award-winning star and creator Sharon Horgan.

The limited eight-episode series “Five Days at Memorial” will debut globally on Aug. 12 with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through Sept. 16. 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” stars Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” franchise), 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”).

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A blend of both dark comedy and thriller set on coast of Ireland, “Bad Sisters” will debut globally on  Aug. 19 with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through Oct. 14. The 10-episode series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. In addition to Horgan, “Bad Sisters” stars Anne-Marie Duff (“Suffragette,” “The Salisbury Poisonings”), Eva Birthistle (“Brooklyn,” “The Last Kingdom”), Sarah Greene (“Frank of Ireland,” “Dublin Murders”) and Eve Hewson (“Behind her Eyes,” “The Luminaries”) as the Garvey sisters. The ensemble cast also includes Claes Bang (“Dracula,” “The Northman”), Brian Gleeson (“Frank of Ireland,” “Peaky Blinders”), Daryl McCormack (“Good Luck to you, Leo Grande,” “Peaky Blinders”), Assaad Bouab (“Call My Agent,” The Pursuit of Love”) and newcomer Saise Quinn (“Monster”).

“Bad Sisters” is produced by Merman Television and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. The series will mark Horgan’s first project to premiere from her first-look deal with Apple TV+.

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