TV - Silo

Silo, the new 10-episode drama series based on Hugh Howey’s New York Times bestselling trilogy of dystopian novels, will premiere on 5th May on Apple TV+. Watch the first-look trailer...

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Silo, which had the working title of Wool, is the story of the last ten thousand people on earth, their mile-deep home protecting them from the toxic and deadly world outside. However, no one knows when or why the silo was built and any who try to find out face fatal consequences. Ferguson stars as Juliette, an engineer, who seeks answers about a loved one's murder and tumbles onto a mystery that goes far deeper than she could have ever imagined, leading her to discover that if the lies don't kill you, the truth will.

Silo is created by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Graham Yost (Band of Brothers, Justified), who also serves as showrunner. Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum (Defending Jacob, The Imitation Game) directs the first three episodes and the world-building drama stars an ensemble cast led by Rebecca Ferguson (Dune, Mission: Impossible films), who will also serve as executive producer.

The ensemble cast starring alongside Ferguson includes Common (The Chi), Emmy nominee Harriet Walter (Succession), Chinaza Uche (Dickinson), Avi Nash (The Walking Dead), Critics Choice Award and NAACP winner David Oyelowo (Selma), Emmy-nominee Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Academy Award winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River).

Silo is produced for Apple TV+ by AMC Studios and based on the novels by Hugh Howey. The series is executive produced by Yost, Howey, Tyldum and Ferguson, alongside Nina Jack, Fred Golan, Rémi Aubuchon and Ingrid Escajeda.

Our own Nate McKenzie mentioned Hugh Howey's novel Wool as a favourite in his Apocalypse Day Booklist a few years back, saying:

"Wool was originally a stand-alone story, but eventually stretched into the Silo Series. It is one of the most unique takes for an end of the world book that I've ever encountered.

"Imagine living in a 144-story building with hundreds of other people, completely shut off from the outside world due to an apocalyptic event that turned the air toxic. Now imagine that you can't even see outside save for one monitor in a communal area. Now, imagine that is the case because this building is underground. That is the world of Wool.

"Howey creates a world in Wool that is so tangible, so believable, that I almost believe the book is the true fate of our world and he is a time-traveller sent back to guide us away from that end. You more than fall in love with the characters, you empathize with them, smelling what they smell, feeling the burn in your legs as they run up and down the spiraling staircase, and gasp for air when they breathe deeply. Others, you hope suffocate in horrible ways. Sometimes you get what you wish for; other times, you don't."

Silo will premiere with the first two episodes on 5th May, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through June 30th, 2023 on Apple TV+.

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