Tim Robbins joins Rebecca Ferguson in Apple TV+ sci-fi series ‘Wool’

Last we heard about the upcoming Apple TV+ series Wool, it would be starring Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible FalloutDune), and that it would be based on the dystopian sci-fi novel of the same name written by Hugh Howey. And that was about it! But now we’ve got some good news to share on that front.

Tim Robbins (Jacob’s LadderMystic River) has joined the cast of Wool, according to a report today from Variety. The publication states that Robbins will be playing a character named Bernard, the head of I.T. in the Silo, where the last shreds of humanity are barely managing to survive.

In this story, humanity is on the brink with the earth ruined by toxicity in the air. Now, those who remain live in an underground silo. The construction is hundreds of stories deep, and regulations have been put in place by those in charge to help keep those in the silo safe.

Wool has an interesting publishing history. Howey penned the initial tale as a short story, which was published online. That brought in plenty of attention, after which the author then went on to publish additional stories in what’s now a series. There are three books in the series: WoolShift, and Dust.

Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) will direct, while Graham Yost (Justified) is writing the project. AMC Studios is producing for Apple TV+. With AMC Studios still set to produce, Wool‘s future premiere on Apple TV+ is an interesting one. The project has been in the works for quite some time, apparently, with cable network AMC set to carry it many years ago. That project was originally supposed to be adapted by LaToya Morgan of the network’s Into the Badlands. However, that did not pan out.

Are you looking forward to this one?