Emmy and Tony award winner Cherry Jones has joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ drama series “Five Days at Memorial, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
She’ll play Susan Mulderick, a nursing director at Memorial Hospital and the head of its emergency preparedness committee, In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she becomes the hospital’s designated incident commander.
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.
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