Apple TV+ has released a new dystopian sci-fi series called Silo, which takes place in a world where the last 10,000 humans live underground in a massive silo. The show explores themes that are familiar to fans of the young adult dystopia boom of the 2010s, such as resource inequality and societal control.
The story is based on Hugh Howey’s novel Wool, and it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where most of humanity has been wiped out by a catastrophic event. The survivors are forced to live in the silo, which is hundreds of stories deep and filled with regulations meant to protect the inhabitants from their past selves.
The inhabitants of the silo are divided into two groups: those who work on “the task” and those who do not. The slackers, or those who do not work on the task, are considered second-class citizens and are forbidden from having any kind of relationship with others, including family members unless it involves physical labour or maintenance tasks related directly to living conditions within the silo.
The show presents a world that is both intriguing and unsettling. On the one hand, the inhabitants of the silo are safe from the dangers of the outside world, but on the other hand, they are living in a society where their every move is monitored and controlled. The show raises important questions about the trade-offs between safety and freedom, and whether the sacrifices made for one are worth it.
Silo is a departure from Apple TV+’s previous dystopian sci-fi offering, Severance, which explored workplace issues in a futuristic setting. Silo, however, is more in line with the popular young adult dystopian fiction of the 2010s, with its themes of resource inequality and societal control. The show’s source material, Hugh Howey’s novel Wool, is also a popular example of this genre.
Overall, Silo is an intriguing new addition to the dystopian sci-fi genre. It presents a world that is both fascinating and disturbing, and it raises important questions about the trade-offs between safety and freedom. If you’re a fan of young adult dystopian fiction or just looking for a thought-provoking new series to watch, Silo is worth checking out. I know I will keep watching it…