Apple TV Plus Unveils May Premiere Date for ‘Silo’

Apple TV Plus' 'Silo' (Image credit: Apple TV Plus)

Apple TV Plus has given a May 5 premiere date for its upcoming drama series Silo, starring Rebecca Ferguson.

The 10-episode series, based on Hugh Howey’s best-selling trilogy of dystopian novels, follows the last 10,000 people on earth who are living in a mile-deep space protecting them from the toxic and deadly world outside, according to the streaming service. No one knows when or why the silo was built, and anyone who tries to find out faces fatal consequences.

The series stars Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Chinaza Uche, Avi Nash, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones and Tim Robbins.

Silo is executive produced by Ferguson, Graham Yost, Morten Tyldum, Hugh Howey, Nina Jack, Fred Golan, Remi Aubuchon and Ingrid Escajeda. Apple TV Plus will debut the first two episodes May 5, followed by one new episode weekly, according to the service. ■ 

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