Julie Ann Emery (Preacher, Better Call Saul) is set to star opposite Vera Farmiga, Adepero Oduye and Cornelius Smith Jr. in Five Days at Memorial, Apple TV+’s limited series from John Ridley, Carlton Cuse and ABC Signature.
Written by Ridley and Cuse based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial 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.
Emery will play Diane Robichaux, an assistant administrator for LifeCare, who finds herself deeply involved in the events following the hurricane.
Farmiga plays Dr. Anna Pou, the doctor on duty at Memorial when the storm hit. Smith plays Dr. Bryant King, an internist, and Oduye plays Karen Wynn, the nurse manager of the hospital’s intensive care unit and head of its ethics committee.
Five Days at Memorial is written and executive produced by Ridley and Cuse, and both will serve as directors on the limited series. ABC Signature is the studio. Author Fink will serve as producer.
Known for her recurring role as Betsey Kettleman on AMC’s award-winning Better Call Saul, Emery also played the series-regular role of Lara Featherstone on AMC’s Preacher. Her recent credits also include major roles in Hulu’s Catch-22, Amazon’s Bosch and FX’s Fargo. She is repped by Josiah Akinyele at Innovative Artists and Rohner Walerstein.