Released Wednesday, the first trailer for Five Days at Memorial depicts the agonizing decisions Hurricane Katrina forced on staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans in 2005. The storm itself was just the first of many horrors.
The drama series lands on Apple TV+ on August 12.
Five Days at Memorial trailer shows New Orleans hospital staff’s hard choices in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
The Five Days at Memorial series was adapted from a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink. It tells the story of Hurricane Katrina’s impact on Memorial Medical Center and its staff and patients in the days after the storm.
The hospital’s resources ran out as as floodwaters rose. Soon staffers had to make awful life-and-death decisions that would follow them for years to come.
The trailer shows how the Attorney General’s investigation gradually solved the mystery of how 45 people’s lives ended in the hospital after the storm.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a Category 5 storm in late August 2005. It caused 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage, mostly in and around New Orleans.
Watch the trailer below.
Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones, Robert Pine, Cornelius Smith Jr., Julie Ann Emery and Adepero Oduye star in the series. Carlton Cuse and John Ridley executive produced and wrote it.
The first three episodes of the eight-part series debuts on Apple TV+ on August 12.
Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also get the streaming service via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.