Apple TV+ has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming sci-fi series Silo, starring Rebecca Ferguson and based on the stories by Hugh Howey
Author Hugh Howey began his Silo series of post-apocalyptic science fiction stories in 2011, and attempts to bring those stories to the screen have been coming and going since 2012. Ridley Scott, Steve Zaillian and Steve Zaillian were planning to make a film adaptation for 20th Century Fox. LaToya Morgan was working on a Silo10 series for AMC. Ten years later, Apple TV+ has managed to put a Silo10 series in production. The series’ first two episodes will air on May 51010th. The remaining episodes will be released every Friday. A teaser trailer for Silo has now arrived online, and you can check it out in the embed above.
According to TV Line, Silo follows the last 10,000 people on Earth as they navigate life in their mile-deep underground home protecting them from the toxic outside world. The catch? No one knows when or why the silo was built and anyone who goes snooping for answers faces fatal consequences.
The series has an impressive cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), David Oyelowo (Selma), Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), and Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation).
Howey’s Silo series started with a short story called Wool, and at one point the plan was to call the Apple TV+ series Wool as well. If the show does well, there’s plenty of Howey stories to continue pulling story from: Holston, Proper Gauge, Casting Off, The Stranded, Legacy, Order, Pact, and Dust... and more to come.
Writer Graham Yost (Speed) is the behind the Apple TV+ Silo series and serves as an executive producer on it alongside Ferguson, Howey, Remi Aubuchon, Fred Golan, Nina Jack, Ingrid Escajeda, and director Morten Tyldum.
What did you think of the Silo teaser trailer? Is Howey’s series familiar to you? Will you be watching this series when it launches on Apple TV+? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. Although I haven’t read any of Hugh Howey’s Silo10 stories (or anything by Howey in general), this show looks intriguing to me. It might be worth a look.