Next month, Netflix is set to release Black Knight, a science-fiction series that takes place in a future world where delivery drivers struggle to survive in a world plagued by air pollution. This is just one example of the recent trend of streaming services producing content that tackles environmental issues. In March, Apple TV+ released Extrapolations, a star-studded drama that explores the potentially irreversible changes that could occur due to climate change. And this weekend, Apple TV+ is releasing Silo, a highly anticipated dystopian series based on Hugh Howey’s popular novels.
Get ready to be captivated by Silo, the latest Apple TV+ series that boasts a star-studded cast led by Rebecca Ferguson. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Silo tells the story of the last 10,000 people on Earth who live underground in a silo that protects them from the toxic and deadly world above. But there’s a catch – no one knows why the silo was built, and those who try to find out face fatal consequences.
Ferguson’s character, Juliette, is an engineer who seeks answers about a loved one’s murder and uncovers a mystery that goes deeper than she could have ever imagined. Her journey leads her to discover that the truth can be just as deadly as the lies. As of now, Silo boasts a perfect 100% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, signaling that this is a show not to be missed.
The first two episodes of Silo will debut on Apple TV+ simultaneously on Friday, May 5, followed by one new episode each week thereafter. While the show’s outlandish genre trappings and predominantly dour tone may not be for everyone, the Empire Magazine reviewer notes that there’s a thrilling riddle to unravel here that is rich with real-world implications and analogies.
Silo is brought to life by the talented Emmy-nominated screenwriter Graham Yost, who has worked on several hit TV shows such as Band of Brothers on HBO and Justified on FX. Yost also serves as the showrunner for this new Apple TV+ series.
The cast of Silo is equally impressive, with Rebecca Ferguson taking the lead role as Juliette, and a star-studded supporting cast including Common from The Chi, Harriet Walter from Succession, Chinaza Uche from Dickinson, Avi Nash from The Walking Dead, David Oyelowo from Selma, Rashida Jones from Parks and Recreation, and Tim Robbins from Mystic River. With such a talented ensemble, viewers can expect unforgettable performances that bring this gripping story to life.