With the ridiculous number of high-profile TV series being developed right now, it’s perfectly understandable if one or two slip under the radar. And right now, it feels like people might be sleeping on the upcoming Apple TV+ series, “Wool.” But with its latest round of casting announcements, the post-apocalyptic “Wool” is shaping up to be a series that could easily top most-anticipated lists.
According to THR, Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo are the latest actors to join the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ series, “Wool.” Those actors join the already-announced cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson and Tim Robbins. The series, which is developed by “Justified” creator Graham Yost, is the long-awaited adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name by author Hugh Howey. “Wool” tells the story of a disparate group of people that form a community in a huge silo hundreds of feet below the earth, as they try to survive a post-apocalypse. In the series, Jones and Oyelowo play a married couple that is part of the community.
Rashida Jones is probably best known for her comedic work on shows such as “Parks & Rec” and “The Office.” Oyelowo is known for his acclaimed performance in the film, “Selma,” as well as roles in films such as “A Wrinkle in Time,” “The Midnight Sky,” and “The Cloverfield Paradox.”
While an exact date for the series to premiere on Apple TV+ is unknown, production is expected to begin fairly soon with Morten Tyldum behind the camera to direct. You probably remember the filmmaker for his recent projects such as “The Imitation Game,” as well as the Apple TV+ series, “Defending Jacob.”