Apple TV+ has released a full trailer for their apocalyptic sci-fi series Silo, based on the Hugh Howey stories and starring Rebecca Ferguson
Exactly one month ago, we saw the teaser trailer for Apple TV+’s post-apocalyptic science fiction series Silo. The first two episodes of the series will premiere on May 5th, with the remaining episodes to be released on a weekly basis every Friday… and with that premiere date quickly closing in on us, a full trailer for Silo has arrived online. 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).
Silo is based on a series of stories written by author Hugh Howey. Howey began his series in 2011, and attempts to bring those stories to the screen have been coming and going since 2012. Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian were going to produce a film adaptation for 20th Century Fox. LaToya Morgan was developing a Silo series for AMC. 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.
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.
What did you think of the Silo trailer? Are you familiar with Howey’s series, and will you be watching this show once it reaches Apple TV+? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I haven’t read any of Howey’s work, but Silo seems interesting and I like the cast, so I might take a look at the show sometime.