EXCLUSIVE: Michel Gaston (Leftovers) was cast alongside Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones, Adepero Oduye, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr. and Molly Hager in Five days at the Memorial, Apple TV + limited series from John Ridley, Carlton Cuse and ABC Signature.
Written by Ridley and Cuse based on the acclaimed non-fiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, Five days at the Memorial recounts the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the flood waters rose, the electricity went out and the heat soared, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life and death decisions that haunted them for years to come.
Gaston will play Arthur “Butch” Schafer, a deputy attorney general in the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Five days at the Memorial is written and produced by Ridley and Cuse, and both will be directors of the limited series. ABC Signature is the studio. Author Fink will be the producer.
Gaston is best known for his regular roles in the series on CBS All Access’ Strange angel, The man of the high castle for Amazon and HBO Leftovers. On the cinema side, Gaston then plays in A mouthful of air opposite Amanda Seyfried and was recently seen in Disney’s To go, that of Peter Berg Wonderland and Spencer Confidential. Gaston is replaced by APA and Principal Entertainment LA.