Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a season 2 of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey?

April 4, 2022
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This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of the Apple TV+ series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and its renewed or cancelled status.

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a six-part drama series based on the 2010 novel of the same name. The series focused on Samuel L. Jackson in the title role as a 93-year-old man addled with dementia, struggling to survive alone in his cluttered apartment. A miracle drug administered by Dr. Rubin cures his memory loss and brings some lucidity back to Ptolemy. With renewed energy and all his faculties intact, Ptolemy starts to hunt down his great nephew’s killer and puts his house in order, ready for his looming judgment day.

Bookended by a great opening and closing episode, the middle section wavers slightly. There are some unfortunately ridiculous and fantastical elements that don’t quite sit right with the authentic portrayal of dementia and all the serious aspects explored. Examples of racism and masculinity are woven into the story, but the plot trundles on regardless. It has its moments though, mainly a stunning performance from Hollywood legend, Samuel L. Jackson, who provides some emotional gravitas. His relationship with Robyn is sweet if peculiar. Apple TV+ delivers once again.

Will there be a season 2 of the Apple TV+ series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – renewed or cancelled status

Status: Cancelled/not renewed

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a limited series, meaning there are no plans for a follow-up season. The show was based on a single novel, written by the show’s creator Walter Mosley. It would seem unlikely that they missed anything important out from the book or if there would be any need for a sequel.

The show doesn’t entirely resolve every single plot thread, but it is pretty much complete by the roll of the end credits.

It would be highly unlikely that Apple TV+ planned on extending this story any further. The miniseries will likely remain this way as a one-off. As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates regarding The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

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