Actress Vera Farmiga has been introduced to take the lead role in Apple’s upcoming drama series Five days at the memorial. The series will be based on the Hurricane Katrina event. John Ridley and Carlton Cuse will create the project together.
Vera Farmiga to play a leading role in the upcoming Apple series Five days at the memorial
According to a report by Variety, Vera Farmiga will play the role of Dr. Anna Pou in the show. The show revolves around the first days of New Orleans, LA hospitalization after Hurricane Katrina occurred. The show captures all events such as rising floodwaters, power supply failures, and extreme temperatures that occurred in those five days where doctors had to make life and death decisions that haunted them forever. . The show is based on Sheri Fink’s novel of the same name.
John Ridley and Carlton Cuse will co-author the show and would also be the series ’executive producers and runners-up. Sheri Fink will also be part of the show team. By this time, according to a report by Collider, the book was supposed to be part of the third season of the FX anthology series called American Crime Story but the project was later broken down due to several issues.
Five days at the memorial is an extension of Sheri Fink’s Pulitzer Prize-winning article, published in the New York Times in 2009. The book was launched in 2013 and received a surprising response from critics as well as the audience for the event it captures. The book even won a National Book Circle Award.
Vera Farmiga on the front of the work
Vera Farmiga is one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses and is known for playing unique roles. She has appeared in several amazing projects such as The Departed, Conjuring, Orphan, and Godzilla: King of Monsters. She has also taken part in some major shows such as When they see us, Bates Motel, and several others. Vera Farmiga is currently working on her famous film called Many Saints Newark. It will reportedly also play a key role in the upcoming Marvel Disney Plus series Hawkeye.
Image credits: Instagram Vera Farmiga
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