Rebecca Ferguson films Silo Series 2 at Hoddesdon Studios for Apple TV+

Rebecca Ferguson films Silo Series 2 at Hoddesdon Studios for Apple TV+

Rebecca FergusonThe second series of Apple’s Silo is now filming at Hoddesdon Studios in Hertfordshire. Rebecca Ferguson stars and executive produces. 

The AMC-produced drama is based on Hugh Howey’s Wool trilogy of dystopian novels; the first series filmed for six months at Hoddesdon Studios from August 2021 and premiered last month on Apple TV+. 

Silo is created by screenwriter Graham Yost, who also serves as showrunner. Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+, said: “It has been enormously fulfilling to see the engrossing, atmospheric and beautifully crafted sci-fi epic ‘Silo’ quickly become Apple’s number one drama series. 

The exec producers are Yost, Howey, Ferguson, director Morten Tyldum (who will helm the first three episodes), Nina Jack, Fred Golan, Rémi Aubuchon and Ingrid Escajeda.

“As audiences around the world have become gripped by the mysteries and conspiracies buried within this fascinating subterranean world, viewership only continues to climb, and we are so excited for more secrets of the silo to be revealed in season two.” 

Writer Yost added: “We cannot wait for audiences around the world to immerse themselves in the epic world we have created to bring Hugh Howey’s novels to life.

“Apple has believed in our vision from day one and it’s an honour to have the opportunity to dig deeper into this story and peel back the layers to our characters in the silo.”  

The drama centres on the last ten thousand people on earth, living in an underground home a mile-deep to protect them from the deadly outside world. But nobody knows when or why the silo was built and those who try to find out meet their death. 

Ferguson stars as engineer Juliette; the supporting cast includes Common, Harriet Walter, Chinaza Uche, Avi Nash, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones and Tim Robbins. 

Hoddesdon Studios is run by Fidens Studios, and comprises a converted cold storage unit now providing five sound stages across two units. Originally around 140,000 sq ft, the studio has since expanded with an additional 60,000 sq ft, made up of prop storage, production offices and workshops. 

Fidens runs several other film studios including Alperton (Wembley), Carpet Studios (Neasden) and DG Studios (Walthamstow). 

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