Sick old man Ptolemy Grey lives in fragments of memories. Memory fails a 90-year-old man, playing cruel jokes with him. He does not remember his relatives, sometimes he does not even let them into the house, because he is afraid for his life. The only one who looks after Ptolemy’s health is his nephew Reggie. But soon the old man is completely alone…
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey ss 2”: release date, announcement
A sequel to the TV drama series “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” has not been announced and there is no news yet about the upcoming filming of season 2. Most likely, the project will be closed, since the season 1 revealed all the secrets to the audience, providing answers to all questions.
In early childhood, he was called Pity. In those years, blacks worked in the cotton fields and were accustomed to the scorching sun. As a boy, he collected so much cotton that the adult residents of the village could envy him. One day he witnessed a terrible fire that engulfed the home of his parents. Then someone close to him died.
In his old age, images of familiar people often appeared to him, but all of them had long since passed away. Only Reggie remained nearby, tenderly treating his sick relative. The guy accompanied Ptolemy everywhere, helped him with shopping, cleaning, leaving the house, even went to the bank so that his grandfather could receive his benefits.
One day, instead of Reggie, another guy appears on the doorstep of the house, who is also one of the members of the family of Ptolemy. Not recognizing the boy, the old man tries to defend himself, but the stranger decides to inspire confidence. Having persuaded the old man to go to the bank, the guy takes part of the finances received for himself. Understanding nothing, Ptolemy later realizes that he was deceived.
He wants to see his nephew and the guy takes him to the house of relatives. It took a long time for this grandfather to understand that he was at the wake. Reggie was recently killed, but Ptolemy doesn’t remember it. A young girl named Robyn is forced to take the heartbroken grandfather home. She is not happy about this prospect, as it is not cool for a teenager.
On the same day, Robyn realizes how hard it is for Ptolemy to endure the loss. He forgets every now and then, imagining that Reggie will drop by to see him tomorrow. Feeling sorry for the pensioner, the girl wants to help him in the last important matter – to find and punish Reggie’s killer. But how to do it without basic skills?
At the last appointment with the doctor, it becomes clear that Ptolemy’s disease is progressing. Dementia does not allow him to remember everything that happened in recent years. Ptolemy increasingly sees his beloved, who has long been dead. The doctor offers an innovative remedy that Pity will definitely decide on, because the honor of his murdered nephew is at stake…
Actors and their roles
- Ptolemy Grey — black elderly man; worked all his life; has physically good health, which is noted by the doctor in whom he treated the burn; he finds himself under the care of a young girl whose mother has recently died; suffers from dementia, which is why he is not able to leave the house on his own — Samuel L. Jackson.
- Robyn — lives with relatives of Ptolemy after the death of her mother, who was the best friend of her current guardian; treated the old man with contempt, but Robyn was quickly imbued with kindness to him — Dominique Fishback.
- Reggie — followed his uncle, called him “Dad Pity”, helped with the housework, never cheated, was honest with him in matters of personal life; once he warned that other relatives would come to Ptolemy, since he would have business for some time, but their next meeting took place at the wake — Omar Benson Miller.
- The TV series is based on the novel of the same name by American writer Walter Mosley. The book was published in 2010 and immediately won the hearts of readers. However, Walter Mosley is better known as the author of crime fiction books. Many readers know him from the Easy Rawlins stories. This character is an African-American private detective based in Los Angeles. He is the main character in a series of books published between 1940 and 1960.
- Despite his age, Samuel L. Jackson is still popular and often appears in films. So, viewers remember him for his participation in MARVEL films and other projects: “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, “The Protégé”, “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, “What If…?” etc.
- In 2021, before filming of “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”, Samuel L. Jackson attended the Oscars, where he received an exclusive award. The actor has become a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated with different genres, generations and audiences around the world.
- Despite her young age, Dominique Fishback has become the main character of films and TV series many times. Her most popular works were “The Hate U Give”, “Project Power”, “Judas and the Black Messiah” and others. In 2023, Fishback will feature the feature film “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Season 2: release date
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