Apple signs order for new world-building drama 'Wool'

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Apple TV+ has announced a series order for "Wool," based on Hugh Howey's best-selling post-apocalyptic science fiction series, "Silo."

Set in a ruined and toxic future, "Wool" is a world-building drama that explores a society living in a giant underground silo, hundreds of stories deep.

Rebecca Ferguson ("Dune," "Mission: Impossible,") will star as Juliette, an independent and hardworking engineer coping with living in a society full of regulations.

"Wool" is based on Hugh Howey's New York Times bestselling trilogy of dystopian novels. The series will be written by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Graham Yost ("Band of Brothers," "Justified") and directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum ("Defending Jacob," "The Imitation Game.")

"Wool" joins other upcoming sci-fi titles on Apple TV+, such as the yet-unnamed sci-fi comedy-drama series produced by and starring Andy Samberg.

Apple TV+ had an estimated 40 million subscribers at the end of 2020, according to a recent report. Analysts at JP Morgan believe the fledgling streaming service could hit 100 million subscribers by 2025.

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