‘Wool’: Rebecca Ferguson To Lead Apple TV+ Dystopian Sci-Fi Series Adaptation

More of Rebecca Ferguson? Yes, please! If you hadn’t already been watching her in The White Queen, Ferguson stealing the show from Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation was likely a revelation, and it has basically earned her a long-running spot in that franchise when most actresses stick around for just one movie. But now Apple is giving Ferguson a chance to lead her own sci-fi series, an adaptation of Hugh Howey’s dystopian sci-fi novel, Wool.

Part of Howey’s Silo series, Wool takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth where the last vestiges of humanity struggle to survive in a subterranean city, led to believe that the outside world is toxic and unlivable.

Originally released as an online short in 2011, Wool was eventually published along with two more novellas, titled Shift and Dust, along with short stories and a graphic novel. So there’s plenty of content here iif the first season is a hit on Apple TV+.

Graham Yost (Justified, Masters of the Air) will write and exec-produce, with Ferguson serving in the latter role, as well. Hugh Howey will act as a showrunner along with Remi Aubuchon, Nina Jack, and Ingrid Escajed. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) will direct and produce.

Next up for Ferguson is Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.  [Deadline]

 

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