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An engineer uncovers the truth behind the underground silo she calls home

In a dystopian future, humans are unable to inhabit the earth’s surface and instead live deep underground in silos under strict government rule. But when some of the silo residents die mysteriously, intrepid engineer Juliette begins seeking answers that pull back the dark truth behind their society. 

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What to know

Rebecca Ferguson stars in Apple TV’s adaptation of Hugh Howey’s sensational book series Wool

Silo is a sci-fi dystopian series produced by Apple TV+. The series is based on the best-selling self-published book series called Wool by author Hugh Howey. The series explores a dystopian future on earth in which humans live underground in silos. Canadian screenwriter Graham Yost writes and creates the series, while Morten Tyldum executive produces and directs some of the episodes. 

Swedish actor Rebecca Ferguson (Dune) executive produces and stars in the series as Juliette, the engineer trying to uncover the secrets of the silo. She is joined by David Oyelowo as Holston, the silo’s sheriff. Tim Robbins plays Bernard, the head of IT, while other cast members include Common, Rashida Jones, and Ian Glen, among others. 

Production News

16 May 2012

20th Century Fox acquire the rights to Hugh Howey’s book series, Wool, and partner with Ridley and Tony Scott’s production company, Scott Free, to develop the series into a film. (Source: Deadline)

28 November 2012

Writer and director J Blakeson is in talks with Fox to direct Wool. (Source: Vulture)

5 June 2015

Nicole Pearlman, who wrote Guardians of the Galaxy, is hired by the studio to adapt Wool to the screen — scrapping J Blakeson’s version. Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian are still in line to produce. (Source: The Wrap)

30 July 2018

AMC announce that they are developing a series based on Wool. (Source: Variety)

10 August 2019

Disney acquire 20th Century Fox and scrap plans for many films, including that of Wool. (Source: Digital Spy)

20 May 2021

 It is announced that Rebecca Ferguson will star in and executive produce the Wool series, which has now moved to Apple TV+. Graham Yost is announced as the series creator, with Morten Tyldum as director and executive producer. (Source: Variety)

6 April 2023

A trailer for Silo is released, showing audiences a long-awaited glimpse of the dystopian future from the beloved book series. (Source: YouTube)

15 April 2023

Silo premieres at Canneseries ahead of its release on Apple TV+ on May 5, 2023. (Source: Variety)

5 May 2023

Season 1 of Silo premieres on Apple TV+.


Science-Fiction, Drama




Rebecca Ferguson
Juliette Nichols
Robert Sims
Harriet Walter
Martha Walker
Avi Nash
Lukas Kyle
Rick Gomez
Patrick Kennedy
Tim Robbins
Bernard Holland