Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?
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What new secrets will be unraveled in the second season? Here is everything we know so far about Silo Season 2. 

Ever since the beloved dystopian drama series, which was created by Graham Yost and based on the Wool series of novels by author Hugh Howey, was renewed for a second season, the fans have been curious to know what the current filming status of the new season is like. As many questions like the following have been popping up over the web: “Has the film already begun?” “Will it be delayed?” “How long do we have to wait?” are just some examples! 

These questions are being raised by the curious fans who are eager to enter this established world, which was so well received after receiving positive reviews from critics, particularly for the world-building, production design, and Ferguson’s performance. So, if you are interested in knowing the same, then we can assure the readers that they have reached the right place to get all the answers to these ongoing queries. 

To curb all your worries, we have provided all the latest developments about the highly anticipated second season of Apple TV+’s Silo right here for you at Web News Observer.

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

Silo Season 2 Filming Status: Has it begun?

After being renewed for a second season a month ago, filming officially began in late June 2023 at Hoddesdon Studios, using the same set as season one, which is quite exciting as it seems like the production and completion of the scripts haven’t stopped or been put on hold due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike. As all the necessary pre-production stages were in development and were completed beforehand along with the first season, which is a great sign in itself that things might be moving rather smoothly compared to other shows on Apple TV+’s catalog.

So, if we consider this status, then it is not farfetched to assume that the completion of the show might take quite a while. Maybe the remaining six months will be preoccupied with filming as the series is very visual and set-heavy, which requires meticulous ADR, editing, and VFX, and also requires other post-production things that take time to deliver the best episodes to the fans. So, we speculate that the process might take some months, maybe not much more than the first season, as the world has already been established, but it will certainly take a longer time than usual! 

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

If Silo Season 2 follows a similar timeline, then we can expect it to arrive by early 2025! As the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike has also been scheduled between actors in the labor union SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The strike began at midnight PDT on July 14, 2023, after SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors held a vote approving the strike. Due to this, the release of the series will now be delayed further, as there is no timestamp until when the strike is going to last, so there is no chance that the show will return in 2023 or 2024. 

Hence, the hinted 2025 release window seems ideal for the time being, which, of course, is still subject to change and will be confirmed later. Moreover, in a recent interview, Rebecca Ferguson breaks down the current status of Silo Season 2, quote:

But I’m in it right now. We’re shooting [season 2], so I’m very excited.” Further adding, “Yes, of course. I’m producing it, and we had all of the script changes and everything prior to the strike so that we’re able to continue to do it, thanks to all of the preparations that we did. I’m full in. I’m soul, heart, and body in this project, and it’s really f—ing good. I think season 1 was very, very good, but it’s nothing compared to what we’re doing now. We’ve done the introduction. We know the characters. Now it can go dark. Now things can happen.”

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

Silo Season 2 Plot: What to expect from the next chapter?

Silo is the story of the last ten thousand people on earth, their mile-deep home protecting them from the toxic and deadly world outside. However, no one knows when or why the silo was built, and anyone who tries to find out faces fatal consequences. Ferguson stars as Juliette, an engineer who seeks answers about a loved one’s murder and tumbles into a mystery that goes far deeper than she could have ever imagined, leading her to discover that if the lies don’t kill you, the truth will. 

Since the series is based on the Wool series of novels by author Hugh Howey, the creators of the show have a lot of source material left for the series to continue for another season. The series, which started back in 2011 with the short story “Wool,” was later published together with four sequel novellas as a novel with the same name. Along with Wool, the series consists of Shift, Dust, three short stories, and Wool: The Graphic Novel. 

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

So, it is certain that the creators will take the novels into consideration and incorporate plotlines from the beloved books to make the story captivating and not confuse the audience who haven’t read the novels! Moreover, Ferguson has promised a “darker” season 2. “I think season 1 was very, very good, but it’s nothing compared to what we’re doing now,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve done the introduction. We know the characters. Now it can go dark. Now things can happen.”

The next season is expected to include elements from the second book, Shift, which is a prequel to the Wool arc and consists of books 6 through 8: Legacy, Order, and Pact. On the other hand, the third book, Dust, is the final arc of the series and is contained in a single book of the same name. It concludes the stories begun in Wool and Shift. We think that turning this book series into a popular TV series will be an ideal way to tell the story, and the viewers will be highly invested in it for years! 

Also, check out the official statement of the showrunner Graham Yost who gave an insight into what the fans can expect from the second season, quote, “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,” said Yost. “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.”  

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

“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,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “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.” 

Lastly, the story of the series will be expanded further from the first season’s finale, “Outside,” as it is a crucial point in the story which Rebecca Ferguson also explained, quoting, “I think it’s the most perfect cliffhanger ever,” Ferguson tells EW. Further stating, “There couldn’t be another season break. Talk about putting all of the suspense on the top of a ridge.” She also added, “There’s a lot to bring in there. That’s why season 2 is so interesting because everything has been flipped upside down. The growth of the character is so interesting.”

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

Silo Season 2 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

There has been no confirmation about any new cast members, but for the time being, we are certain that the main cast members will reprise their roles in the second season, which are as follows: Rebecca Ferguson as Juliette Nichols, Rashida Jones as Allison Becker, David Oyelowo as Holston Becker, Common as Robert Sims, Tim Robbins as Bernard Holland, Harriet Walter as Martha Walker, Avi Nash as Lukas Kyle, Rick Gomez as Patrick Kennedy, and Chinaza Uche as Paul Billings.

The recurring cast includes Will Patton as Samuel “Sam” Marnes, Ferdinand Kingsley as George Wilkins, Billy Postlethwaite as Hank, Chipo Chung as Sandy, Remmie Milner as Shirley Campbell, Iain Glen as Dr. Pete Nichols, and Caitlin Zoz as Kathleen Billings. Of course! We would also like to emphasize that there can be some new characters introduced and some previous ones removed from the story, which, if it ever happens, will be revealed later by the show’s creators and crew. 

The series is produced for Apple TV+ by AMC Studios, and it is based on the novels by Hugh Howey. The series is executive produced by Yost, Howey, and Ferguson, alongside Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum (“Defending Jacob,” “The Imitation Game”), who also directs the first three episodes, Nina Jack, Fred Golan, Rémi Aubuchon, and Ingrid Escajeda.

Silo Season 2: How long will filming last?

Silo Season 2 Frequently Asked Questions

How many episodes will there be in the second season?

The exact episode count can differ, as the network might go ahead and agree to make it supersized! So, at this point, anything can happen, but on the bright side, we are certain that the new season will try to keep at least 10 episodes, just like the first season, which premiered one episode on a weekly basis, in order to be consistent in their storylines and keep the fans interested. So, we advise fans to be patient while they await more information, which will be released in the coming weeks. 

What is the second book about?

Shift is the second arc of the series and consists of books 6 through 8: Legacy, Order, and Pact. It is a prequel to the Wool arc. According to Google Books, “In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away. A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us. They are setting us on a path from which we can never return.” 

Where to watch Silo?

You can binge-watch all the episodes exclusively on Apple TV+, which offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment and is available to watch across all your favorite screens with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preferences. On the other hand, international viewers can also use VPNs if their region doesn’t have access to the series. 

Is there any trailer for Silo Season 2?

Unfortunately, as of writing this, nothing has been released, as the production stage is still underway, and no new teaser or trailer can be published this early on.

For the time being, we request the readers to check out the official trailer of the first season, which was released by the network back on April 6, 2023, and showcases, “In a ruined and toxic future, thousands live in a giant silo deep underground. After its sheriff breaks a cardinal rule and residents die mysteriously, engineer Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson) starts to uncover shocking secrets and the truth about the silo.”

Silo — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Catch up on the previous episodes, and let us know what you think of Silo being renewed for Season 2 in the comments.