That is correct, Common is joining Wool, which is based on the bestselling sci-fi novels of the same title.
Apple TV is setting up an increasingly impressive cast of their upcoming sci-fi drama series Wool. Apple TV picked up Wool as a straight to series order back in May. Wool is set in a ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Oscar winner Tim Robbins will play Bernard, the head of IT for the Silo, and Rebecca Ferguson, who will also exec produce, will portray Juliette, an independent and hardworking engineer.
Morten Tyldum (Apple’s Defending Jacob, The Imitation Game) will direct the series and exec produce alongside Ferguson, Yost, author Howey, Remi Aubuchon, Nina Jack and Ingrid Escajeda. The series is produced by AMC Studios, marking a key off-network sale for the studio arm of the basic cable network and part of its push to increase revenues by becoming a content supplier to third-party outlets. In addition to Common joining the cast, Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo are also onboard to star.
A premiere timeframe for Wool has not yet been determined, so…we’ll keep consuming Foundation in the meantime. Book adaptations continue to rise, how are you feeling about all the exciting Page to Screen adaptations being developed across platforms? Let us know your favorite.