Let’s Talk About This Picture

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!

14 responses to “Let’s Talk About This Picture”

  1. I would love to read the continuing story of what happened after Dust. These books were amazing to read, and I can’t wait for the series on Apple

  2. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. After other adaptations and plans fell through, I was afraid to get my hopes up – and now it’s not just a reality, it’s literally only a few weeks away! And if I’m excited, I can’t imagine how you must be feeling.

    In your wildest dreams, did you ever think that that short story would take you (and us) so far?

  3. Looks fantastic dude. Can’t wait to see the pictures on my wall and in my head realized and shared with the kids.

  4. Just. So. Psyched.

  5. Everything well-written deserves a series — this is one of those things were a frustrating disappointement turned into a bigger win.

  6. I agree. Serialized adaptations are the way to go. Can’t wait.

  7. I am very excited to see the film adaptation. I loved the Silo series and have been a fan from the onset of all your books.

  8. Good books Hope show is also

  9. From day one I wanted WOOL to be adapted in serialized format (ie, TV) rather than film – for reasons like this – and I am completely stoked that it’s finally unfolding. There is so much exploration that can be done of the characters and backstories, assuming it’s done by deft hands. I trust that’s who we’ve got helming the project. :-) Thanks for sharing this tidbit!

  10. Can’t wait! The trailer looks amazing and I’m excited to fall in love with your characters and their world all over again.

  11. Can’t wait to see the magic come to life on screen – especially the scenes where the genius author has the most personal input x

  12. William Jacques Avatar
    William Jacques

    This looks terrific. The “steampunk theme” of the visuals is pretty dark and gritty. When creating the story, did you envision it this way?

    1. I envisioned it a lot differently in some ways and spot-on in others. In my version, the difference between the levels and the people (top, mid, deep) are more stark.

  13. The awesomeness of a story moving in and out of other mediums is always wild and I am so happy to see you getting to see this come to be. Very happy for you and us!

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