Apple TV+’s Wool adaptation has added an Oscar winner to its ranks: Tim Robbins will co-star in the post-apocalyptic drama series, TVLine has learned.
Based on Hugh Howey’s “Silo” trilogy of dystopian novels — Wool, Shift and Dust — the series takes place in a “ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep,” the logline reads. “There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.”
Robbins is set to play Bernard, the Silo’s head of IT. He’ll appear opposite Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), who was previously cast as an independent and hardworking engineer named Juliette. Justified creator Graham Yost will write the Wool scripts, and Morten Tyldum (Defending Jacob) will direct; both men will executive-produce alongside Ferguson and Howey.
Though Robbins is best known for his film work — including his Oscar-winning turn in 2003’s Mystic River — he’s racked up several TV credits in recent years, such as Hulu’s Castle Rock and HBO’s Here and Now. He will also co-star in the upcoming Amazon thriller The Power, in which teenage girls all over the world suddenly develop the power to electrocute people.
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