Some mysteries are best left unsolved…
Based on Hugh Howey’s best-selling, post-apocalyptic Wool trilogy, Apple TV+’s much anticipated Silo series is due to hit the streaming platform on May 5th 2023.
In a toxic, ruined future, humanity clings to life in The Silo – a subterranean community extending hundreds of stories beneath the surface of the planet. The regulations within The Silo are there to protect the community from the dangers awaiting them on the surface. But, when some members choose to rebel against the rules, they are sent outside to “clean” – a task that is impossible to survive.
When stubborn and inquisitive engineer Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson, Dune, Dr Sleep, The Greatest Showman) is recruited as sheriff of The Silo, shestarts searching for answers surrounding what drove the former sheriff’s wife to volunteer to clean outside. However, she stumbles on secrets that go far deeper than the depths that she resides within…
Created and written by Emmy-nominated screenwriter and producer Graham Yost and produced by AMC Studios, the first two episodes of Silo will be released on Apple TV+ on 5th May 2023, with the remaining episodes of the 10-part series being released every Friday until 30th June 2023.
Silo features an exciting all-star cast alongside Rebecca Ferguson. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, High Fidelity) is cast as Bernard, the power-hungry head of IT. David Oyelowo (Les Misérables, Star Wars: Rebels) stars as Holston, the former sheriff desperate to discover why his wife offered to clean outside. Other cast members include Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as Dr. Pete Nichols, Will Patton (Yellowstone) as Deputy Marnes and, musician Common (John Wick: Chapter 2) as Sims.
In a previous interview with Wired, Howey stated that the Wool series is ‘about a closed society on the edge of survival. It speaks to how fragile our existence is, how fragile our world can seem, and the struggle to put social systems in place that allow us to hold it all together’ and the official trailer released by Apple TV+ on 6th April 2023 looks to show that the upcoming series has captured this – shots of claustrophobic living quarters paired with totalitarian leadership and the desire to question everything the residents of The Silo know to be true.
Will Juliette discover the secrets of The Silo? You’ll have to wait until the 5th May 2023 to find out.