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Tim Robbins has signed on to star opposite Rebecca Ferguson in Apple's upcoming drama series 'Wool'

Tim Robbins Rebecca Ferguson Wool
Tim Robbins Rebecca Ferguson Wool (Image credit: Mega; AP)

What you need to know

  • Tim Robbins has signed on to star opposite Rebecca Ferguson in Wool.
  • Robbins will play Bernard, the head of IT at the Silo.
  • It is currently unclear when shooting will begin for the new drama series.

Tim Robbins, best known for his roles in Mystic River, Bull Durham, and The Shawshank Redemption, is about to make his Apple TV+ debut.

As reported by Deadline, the Oscar-winning actor has signed on to star opposite Rebecca Ferguson in Apple's upcoming drama series Wool. Robbins will star as Bernard, the head of Information Technology for the Silo.

"Wool" was originally announced by Apple back in May. The new series tells the story of Juliette, an engineer who lives in a community that is hundreds of stories underground.

Apple TV+ today announced a series order for "Wool," a world building drama series based on Hugh Howey's New York Times bestselling trilogy of dystopian novels that will star Rebecca Ferguson ("Dune," "Mission: Impossible" films), who will also serve as executive producer. "Wool" will be written by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Graham Yost ("Band of Brothers," "Justified") and directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum ("Defending Jacob," "The Imitation Game")."Wool" is a set in a ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Ferguson will star as 'Juliette,' an independent and hardworking engineer.The series is executive produced by Ferguson, Yost and Tyldum, alongside author Hugh Howey. Remi Aubuchon, Nina Jack and Ingrid Escajeda will also serve as executive producers on the drama, produced by AMC Studios.

It is currently unknown when "Wool" will premiere on Apple TV+. If you want to make sure you have the best experience when it does, check out our list of the Best Apple TV in 2021.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.