Along with the Silo teaser and release date (May the 5th be with you!), Apple dropped a few images from the upcoming episodes. This one in particular means the world to me:
Jules and Holston. The driving forces behind the novel that changed my life and led to this adaptation. What’s so cool about this image (and the episode it’s from) is that these two critical and beloved characters never appear in the books together. Their past is alluded to, mentioned, referenced, but never seen.
Why did Holston pick Juliette to be his successor? It makes no sense on the face of it; it’s a mystery that motivates Jahns to go to the bottom of the silo to meet this mechanic in person. Something must’ve happened between the two of them. In the books, all we get is a hint. In the TV show, we get so much more.
This is the beauty of serialized adaptations. In the several film scripts written for WOOL, back when it was with Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian, we had to remove huge chunks of the story to accommodate a two hour runtime. With a TV show, we have ten hours to let the story breathe. We don’t even have to tell the entire story in a single season. It gives us so much more room for fan service and to tell the entire story the way it was meant to be told.
There are so many scenes I’m excited for you all to witness in these episodes. So many. The image above comes from one of my absolute favs. In less than two months, you’ll be able to tune in and see for yourself!