Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023
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What new surprises does the silo community have on the way for the fans? Continue reading to find out more about Silo Season 2. 

As we enter the fall streaming season, it’s time to get straight to the point and finally give some answers to your burning question, “Will Silo Season 2 return on Apple TV+ in 2023 or not? As of right now, we can assure the readers that you don’t have to worry, as the popular science fiction dystopian drama series created by Graham Yost, which is set in a dystopian future where a community exists in a giant underground silo comprising 144 levels, is not going anywhere, which is a great sign.

But like the other side of the coin, the series is certainly facing some hurdles in its official release. As we know by now, the network hasn’t leaned towards scrapping some major shows from its diverse catalog because they have become very close to Apple TV+ subscribers around the world, including Silo, which has been able to capture interest from new viewers, and there is no doubt that it is not going to wane anytime soon! 

So, the fans can breathe a sigh of relief and buckle up by speculating what new mysteries and thrills the second season has to offer the fans! Here is everything we know so far about Silo Season 2.

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

Silo Season 2 Renewal Status: Is it happening or not?

We are delighted to inform our beloved readers that the popular science fiction dystopian drama television series, which was created by Graham Yost and based on the Wool series of novels by author Hugh Howey, has been renewed for a second season, which was confirmed by Apple TV+ on June 20, 2023, after it received positive reviews from critics, particularly for the world-building, production design, and Ferguson’s performance.

Hence, the world of this highly acclaimed series is about to delve even deeper into the complex web of secrets and mysteries that surround the enigmatic silo community with the second season! The official Twitter handle of Apple TV+ also confirmed the renewal update by sharing a quick post among their followers, which you can look at below:

Silo Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere on Apple TV+?

As of writing this, we would like to clear the air by confirming that the official release date for the second season has not been confirmed by the network. Moreover, despite the early renewal confirmation by the network and the filming of the second season officially commencing by late June 2023 at Hoddesdon Studios, using the same set as season one. The production was met with major hurdles as the filming was later suspended in July due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Putting the second season of Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller Silo into an indefinite hiatus amid the Hollywood strikes, which has happened for the first time in 63 years! 

But if we have to predict the potential release window of the second season, then we speculate that if Silo Season 2 follows a similar timeline, then we can expect it to arrive by early 2025—though it’s still unclear how the ongoing dual strikes (the WGA strike along with the SAG-AFTRA strike), which have been gaining momentum for some time, will affect the series official release. The completion of the second season’s filming will certainly take a lot of time, as it is a VFX and set-heavy series! Hence, a 2025 release window seems ideal rather than 2023, which is, of course, still subject to change and will be confirmed later by the creators in the near future.

Moreover, in a recent interview, Rebecca Ferguson broke 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.”

In conclusion, if we consider the current status with the production speculated to begin sometime later this year, then it is not far-fetched to assume that the remaining months of 2023 extended until next year will be preoccupied with filming, which requires other post-production factors to be completed on time in order to deliver the best episodes. So, we speculate that the process might take several months, maybe not much more than the first season, as the world has already been established, but it will certainly take longer than usual when the scale of the show is considered because the creators surely want to deliver the best season to their core audience, who loved the first season!  

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

Silo Season 2 Plot: What to expect?

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. 

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 EW. “We’ve done the introduction. We know the characters. Now it can go dark. Now things can happen.”

The next season may also 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. 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.” 

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

*Spoiler’s Alert*

Lastly, the story of the series will be expanded further from the first season’s finale, “Outside,” in which the viewers get to see that Juliette has Danny broadcast the outside footage to the whole Silo, but the broadcast is quickly shut down by Bernard. Paul is questioned by Robert on his condition; Paul later tells his wife that they are making an exception so he can be sheriff. Juliette escapes to Mechanical, where she talks to Martha before being arrested. 

Bernard offers Juliette a deal: she will go out willingly in exchange for learning what happened to George and ensuring that Mechanical will not be punished. Bernard shows Juliette footage of how George was arrested and jumped off the stairs to avoid interrogation. Bernard destroys the hard drive but later recovers the disc after Juliette mentions a door underneath the Silo. Bernard sentences Lukas to the mines. Juliette goes outside, and her helmet’s display shows the same video footage of a lush landscape.

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

However, she later finds reality is the desolate view of screens. Because Martha has arranged for the heat tape on Juliette’s suit to be good quality, instead of dying there, Juliette is able to walk out of the crater that surrounds the camera and out of view of the residents. The camera pans and zooms out, showing that surrounding the Silo’s crater are dozens of similar craters, each with a similar structure to the silo entrance.

To get more context, check out the official statement of the showrunner Graham Yost, who gave an insight into what the fans can expect from the second season: “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. Further adding, “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.”  

“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.” 

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

Silo Season 2 Cast: Who will and will not return?

There has been no confirmation, but 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, Shane McRae as Knox, Billy Postlethwaite as Hank, Chipo Chung as Sandy, Remmie Milner as Shirley Campbell, Matt Gomez Hidaka as Cooper, Iain Glen as Dr. Pete Nichols, and Caitlin Zoz as Kathleen Billings. 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 cast members who are expected to not return in the second season are still up for debate, as no confirmation has been made about this subject.

But we are certain that the guest stars from the first season, who are still a big subject to change, might not appear in the second season. They are as follows: Geraldine James as Ruth Jahns, Sophie Thompson as Gloria Hildebrandt, Sienna Guillory as Hanna Nichols, Henry Garrett as Douglas Trumbull, Amelie Child-Villiers as young Juliette, Ida Brooke as young Shirley, Charlie Coombes as young Knox, Tanya Moodie as Judge Meadows, Sonita Henry as Regina Jackson, Christian Ochoa as Amundsen, Alexandria Riley as Camille Sims, Will Merrick as Danny, and Clare Perkins as Carla. 

Silo is produced for Apple TV+ by AMC Studios and 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 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

Silo Season 2 Official Episode Count: Where to stream?

The exact episode count can differ, as the network might go ahead and agree to make the next season supersized due to the volume of the book’s plot. 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 with an average runtime of 43–62 minutes, 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 this information, which will be released in the coming weeks. 

In the meantime, you can also 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. 

Silo Season 2 is not coming to Apple TV+ in 2023

Silo Season 2 Official Trailer: Has it been released?

As the filming of the series has been put on hold, there is still a lot of time left for the official trailer to be released, as it will be way too early for the network to publish any new teaser or trailer for the much-anticipated second season, which is still a long way from its release.

For the time being, we request that the readers check out the 2:27-minute 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.”

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 88% approval rating with an average rating of 7.4/10, based on 56 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “With deft writing, awe-inspiring production design, and the inestimable star power of Rebecca Ferguson, Silo is a mystery box well worth opening.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100 based on 20 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

In the meantime, take a look at the official trailer of Silo Season 1 below:

Silo — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

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