Emmy and Tony winner Cherry Jones has joined Apple TV+ limited series “Five Days at Memorial,” from John Ridley and Carlton Cuse, which is based on a book by Sheri Fink about the days immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005.
Jones (Apple’s Defending Jacob, Succession, The Handmaid’s Tale) will play Susan Mulderick, a hospital nursing director and head of the emergency preparedness committee. She becomes the designated incident commander in the wake of Katrina.
The limited series will represent a reunion for Jones and Ridley; she recurred on the third season of his ABC series American Crime in 2017.
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