Silo: yet another dystopian drama for your binge-watching guilt? (Apple TV scifi series: 2nd trailer)
As if we didn’t have enough post-apocalyptic TV shows to choose from, Apple TV+ is throwing another one into the mix with Silo, formerly known as Wool. This upcoming series, based on the Silo novels by Hugh Howey, takes viewers on a journey deep underground. Because who wouldn’t want to escape the horrors of reality by watching an equally bleak, toxic future?
Premise: In a world where creative originality has clearly run dry, Silo brings us another dystopian society that resides in an enormous underground silo. We’re told that this community lives by a set of rules and regulations to protect them, but we’ve seen enough of these shows to know there’s always a catch, haven’t we?
As if to compensate for the familiar premise, Silo presents an impressive cast, led by the talented Rebecca Ferguson as Juliette. Other big names include Tim Robbins, Common, Harriet Walter, and Rashida Jones, to name a few. Ferguson even doubles as an executive producer, just in case you weren’t already impressed.
The road to Silo’s screen adaptation was a bumpy one, with the project bouncing between film and television formats before finally landing on Apple TV+. Created and written by Graham Yost and directed by Morten Tyldum, Silo looks set to bring viewers yet another dose of dystopian despair.
So, if you’ve got room for another bleak, post-apocalyptic series in your life, mark your calendars for May 5th, 2023. Silo will be ready to bury itself into your ever-growing list of shows to binge-watch. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing more uplifting than watching humanity struggle for survival in a grim, oppressive world.