Silo star drops major hints about sci-fi hit’s future on Apple TV+


Rebecca Ferguson in
Rebecca Ferguson sells the sci-fi in Silo.
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Rebecca Ferguson, star of hit sci-fi series Silo on Apple TV+, just laid out the show’s possible future in an interview. So Silo continues on Apple TV+, and perhaps not just the second season we already knew about. That’s good news for the show’s many fans wondering what’s next, after that acclaimed first season.

Not only is season 2 filming finally complete after delays. There are reasons to hope third and fourth seasons are coming, too.

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Silo continues on Apple TV+: Star Rebecca Ferguson provides update on upcoming season(s)

Ferguson said Silo‘s second season is in the can, according to her interview with Collider. Production on the season, along with work on other shows, got delayed by 2023’s strikes in Hollywood.

But perhaps the bigger news comes in her comments speculating on seasons 3 and 4. Though not yet green-lighted by Apple for production to proceed, the seasons might film at the same time to efficiently bring the show to a logical end from a production standpoint, Ferguson implied.

But not just from a production standpoint. Four seasons would match the source material, with an apparent plan to spread the three books over four seasons.

Silo is based on Hugh Howrey’s dystopian book series of the same name. It tells the story of a community living for many generations in a giant silo that is said to protect them from the outside world’s toxic environment. But nobody knows who built it. And of course, a silo like that can also be an incubator for conspiracy theories.

Ferguson plays an engineer named Juliette who is pressured to become sheriff in the silo, an important position. But her unwelcome new role brings more intrigue and violence than she bargained for.

Ferguson noted that if the show proceeds with “block shooting,” with two seasons shot at once, she might have to shoot three episodes in one day with three different directors. That sounds about as stressful as her cop job on the show, actually.

‘The show has an ending’

“I believe that the show has an ending, and I know when that is. So that’s the answer. You will find out when the show is done. To be honest, I don’t think it’s a secret,” Ferguson said.

“The books are the books. It’s three books, and the three books are divided into four seasons. So I believe, unless any Apple person is gonna jump on, I think we’re absolutely fine with saying season one, we’ve done,” she added. “Season two is shot and coming out, and we’re now looking at green-lighting seasons three and four. And I think we would film them maybe together, and that would be the end.”

In addition to Ferguson, Silo cast members include Common (The Chi), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), Tim Robbins (Mystic River), David Oyelowo (Selma), Harriet Walter (Succession), Chinaza Uche (Dickinson) and Avi Nash (The Walking Dead).

Silo continues on Apple TV+ for a reason

Season one episodes started airing in May 2023. They drew critical acclaim. And then, two weeks before the first season’s finale, Apple approved the second season, which it doesn’t always do so promptly.

At the time, screenwriter and showrunner Graham Yost said, “Apple has believed in our vision from day one and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to dig deeper into this story and peel back the layers to our characters in the Silo.”

Looks like that peeling back may continue until the story reaches “the end.”

Watch Silo and other sci-fi on Apple TV+

You can stream all of Silo‘s first season on Apple TV+. And it also has other sci-fi mainstays like Foundation, For All Mankind, Constellation and others.

The service is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 471 wins and 2,090 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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