Craig DeLeon is scoring The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, set to premiere later this year on Apple TV+.
The series has been a passion project for Samuel L. Jackson, who produces and stars. Walton Goggins (Justified, The Unicorn), Marsha Stephanie Blake (I Am Your Woman, When They See Us), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning, Bates Motel), Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Coyote, Real Husbands of Hollywood) and Omar Miller (The Unicorn, Ballers) round out the ensemble cast for the series, which is based on the acclaimed novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley.
“In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, produced by Apple Studios, Jackson stars as Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, by his friends, by even himself. On the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy experiences a seismic shift when he’s given the tremendous opportunity to briefly regain his memories, and uses this precious and fleeting lucidian ty to solve his nephew’s death and come to terms with his past.” – Deadline
DeLeon’s score weaves post-modern classicism with a soulful emotion punch, accenting the universal nature of the struggle of Jackson’s character.