Tim Robbins joins cast of Apple TV+ original series 'Wool'

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited August 18
Apple TV+ continues to build out the cast of upcoming dystopian series "Wool," with Oscar winner Tim Robbins tapped to star opposite Rebecca Ferguson.

Tim Robbins
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Based on Hugh Howey's New York Times bestselling dystopian "Silo" series, "Wool" takes place in a ruined world where people are forced underground to survive. The story revolves around a community living in a silo that goes hundreds of stories into the earth.

Robbins will take on the role of Bernard, head of IT for the silo, reports Deadline. He plays opposite of Ferguson's Juliette, described as a hardworking engineer who must cope with the silo's many regulations.

As noted by Deadline, Robbins won Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award, the Best Performance by An Actor In A Supporting Role Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for "Mystic River" in 2004. He also notched a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical for his work on "The Player" in 1993.

"Wool" will be penned by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Graham Yost ("Band of Brothers," "Justified") and directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum ("Defending Jacob," "The Imitation Game"). Ferguson, Yost, Tyldum and Howey will executive produce alongside Remi Aubuchon, Nina Jack and Ingrid Escajeda.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,164member
    Enjoyed the first book, lost interest over the next two and it was a bit of a struggle to the end.
    the interesting thing is the tyranny that inevitably develops when a government tries to protect you for your own good.
    edited August 18
  • Reply 2 of 5
    This book series was amazing - do yourself a favor and read the first section of book 1 (Wool).  You’ll either love it or hate it.  Howey pulled me in with his character development and ability to draw dystopian landscapes that seem so real it’s scary.  Really looking forward to this and I’m happy this didn’t turn out to be the 130 min Ridley Scott movie - there’s too much going on for a single movie.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    If they would do the same with Apple Arcade - take it seriously and make AAA first-party exclusive content, they could start to become a serious gaming player in the industry.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,886member
    That silver fox looks a fair bit like Julian Assange nowadays.
    mknelson
  • Reply 5 of 5
    spice-boyspice-boy Posts: 1,443member
    entropys said:
    Enjoyed the first book, lost interest over the next two and it was a bit of a struggle to the end.
    the interesting thing is the tyranny that inevitably develops when a government tries to protect you for your own good.
    LOL, anti-vax dude
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