'Five Days at Memorial' Teaser Transports You Back in Time to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Watch a teaser for 'Five Days at Memorial' ahead of its August premiere on Apple TV+.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Vera Farmiga in 'Five Days at Memorial'

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It hasn't even been 20 years since Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, but there is already a limited series about its impact, primarily on a local hospital. 

Coming to Apple TV+ on Aug. 12, Five Days at Memorial is based on the nonfiction book of the same title, and you can get a first look at the series through a teaser below.

Written by Carlton Cuse and John Ridley, who also direct alongside Wendey Stanzler, Five Days at Memorial is based on actual events and chronicles the impact of the storm and the after effects it has the first responders and patients in the hospital. As floodwaters and temperatures rise, power fails and supplies run out, and the caregivers become increasingly overworked, under-resourced, and exhausted. They are forced to make decisions that follow them for the years to come.

"Every single one of us did everything we could, and everybody in that hospital was treated with dignity," the teaser says.

But there were 45 patients who died, which leads to questions about whether they just "succumbed" to the conditions or whether something more criminal took place.

The show stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston, and W. Earl Brown. It also features some real archival footage, including of then-president George Bush discussing the storm. It comes from ABC Signature.

The first three episodes of the eight-episode show premiere on Aug. 12, but then new episodes will drop on a week up to and including the series finale on Sept. 16.