Vera Farmiga has been tapped as the lead in “Five Days At Memorial,” Apple TV+’s limited series from John Ridley, Carlton Cuse, and ABC Signature.
Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, the limited series chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come. Fink will serve as a producer on the project.
Farmiga — known for the “Bates Hotel” TV series and the “Conjuring” films among other work — will play the role of Dr. Anna Pou, the doctor on duty at Memorial when the storm hit.
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