U.S. broadcaster The CW has set an August premiere date for its forthcoming docuseries My Last Days from Wayfarer Entertainment and SoulPancake.
The three-part series will share the intimate stories of six terminally ill individuals who take a positive approach to their illness during their final days. It will be hosted by Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni (pictured), who also created and directed the series.
Individuals featured in the program include Claire Wineland, a 19-year-old battling cystic fibrosis who founded a non-profit providing support to children and families affected by the disease; 25-year-old Kat Lazo, who suffers from a form of stomach cancer; 21-year-old Isabel Bueso, born with Mucopolysaccharidosis VI, a progressive condition causing tissues and organs to enlarge and become inflamed or scarred; and 25-year-old Kendrick David Evans, who was diagnosed with a rare form of sleep apnea and given approximately three years to live.
Baldoni, Rainn Wilson, Ahmed Musiol, Farhoud Meybodi and Sam Baldoni will serve as executive producers on the docuseries.
My Last Days airs for three consecutive nights beginning August 17 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, with extended episodes streaming via CWGood, The CW’s new digital vertical dedicated to giving back.
“My Last Days is an inspirational look at what happens when we detach from the material things of the world, and live fully in the moment,” said Baldoni in a statement. “I’m proud to share these stories that remind people that each and every one of us has the power to choose happiness and to make a difference — regardless of the hand we’ve been dealt.”