|Created by||Graham Yost|
by Hugh Howey
|Directed by||Morten Tyldum|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company||AMC Studios|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
Wool is an upcoming American science fiction streaming television series created and written by Graham Yost and directed by Morten Tyldum and based on the first book in the Silo series by author Hugh Howey. The series stars Rebecca Ferguson, who also executive produces the series, and is set to premiere on Apple TV+.
In a toxic dystopian future where a community exists in a giant silo hundreds of stories deep underground, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.
The project was first announced as being in development as a feature film at 20th Century Studios, who entered negotiations to acquire the self-published e-book Wool by Hugh Howey on May 11, 2012. Five days later, it was confirmed that 20th Century Studios had acquired the rights to the novel, with Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian among those attached to produce the film. On November 28, 2012, it was announced that J Blakeson was in negotiations to write and direct the film. It was later announced on June 5, 2015, that Nicole Perlman was hired to rewrite the screenplay, with Blakeson no longer involved in the project. The film was ultimately shelved as a result of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney.
On July 30, 2018, it was announced that a new iteration of the project was in development for television at AMC, with LaToya Morgan attached to write the adaptation under her overall deal at AMC Studios. The series eventually moved to Apple TV+ on May 20, 2021, with the project receiving a series order consisting of 10 episodes. Graham Yost was attached to replace Morgan as creator and writer, marking his third series at Apple TV+ under his overall deal with the network. Morten Tyldum was also attached to direct and executive produce the series, with Yost serving as showrunner.
Alongside the series order announcement, it was also announced that Rebecca Ferguson was cast in a lead role. In August 2021, Tim Robbins was added to the cast. Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo, Common, Harriet Walter, Avi Nash and Chinaza Uche joined the cast in the following months.
Principal photography began in late August 2021 in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and is scheduled to last until spring 2022. On August 18th, 2022, Hugh Howey stated on his Facebook page that the series is set to release in March 2023.