When is the Silo season 2 release date? Based on the best-selling book series by Hugh Howey, the new Apple TV Plus show Silo has captured the attention of science fiction fans across the globe.
Silo is a sci-fi series set in a not-so-distant future where humanity is on the brink of extinction. Our hero is Juliette, an engineer working at the bottom of the huge silo which protects what’s left of civilization, where she uncovers a dark conspiracy that kicks off the events of the best thriller series. The Apple TV Plus series was a huge hit, scoring an impressive 88% on Rotten Tomatoes (which would make it one of the best TV series on the platform). Here’s what we know about season 2.
Silo season 2 release date speculation
Silo season 2 was expected to release in mid-late 2024, but production was suspended due to the Actors Strike, so it’s more likely to be early 2025 at this rate.
The news of a second season was announced by Apple TV Plus before the first season of the sci-fi series had even ended. Season 2 already started filming back in April 2023, but was quickly halted by the industry strikes.
But things are well in the works, even if there was a delay. This may push the series into early 2025, depending on how much has already been filmed. The strikes ended in November 2023, so it’s possible that filming could resume as early as January 2024.
The Head of Programming for Apple TV Plus, Matt Cherniss, confirmed in a statement that the series quickly became one of the most successful on the platform, which no doubt led to the renewal.
“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,” Cherniss said.
“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 2.”
Who’s in the Silo season 2 cast?
There’s no official cast list for Silo season 2, but it’s safe to say Rebecca Ferguson will return as Juliette.
This means we’ll also likely see Common, Tim Robbins, and Avi Nash. Although David Oyelowo and Rashida Jones’ characters Holston and Allison died earlier in the season, there’s still a possibility we could see them come back in flashback form.
Here’s the expected Silo season 2 cast list:
- Rebecca Ferguson as Juliette Nichols
- Common as Robert Sims
- Tim Robbins as Bernard Holland
- Harriet Walter as Martha Walker
- Avi Nash as Lukas Kyle
- Rick Gomez as Patrick Kennedy
- Chinaza Uche as Paul Billings
- Will Patton as Samuel “Sam” Marnes
- Billy Postlethwaite as Hank
- Chipo Chung as Sandy
- Remmie Milner as Shirley Campbell
- Iain Glen as Dr. Pete Nichols
What will Silo season 2 be about?
We think Silo season 2’s plot could include the events of the second book in the book series, ‘Shift’.
The second book in the series is actually a prequel, so this provides more scope on the backstory of the silo itself and what took down the outside world. That said, there are some significant changes in the novels, meaning that the creators may choose to go their own way when it comes to the second season.
It’s likely that we could see a combination of the silo timeline from season 1 as well as flashbacks from the prequel novel itself.
Shift takes place in the year 2049 when Democrat Donald Keene has been elected to Congress. It sees the creation of the silos themselves, which were supposedly built to store nuclear fuel but are actually revealed to have been made to house humanity when nuclear blasts eventually hit. The story then delves into themes of conspiracy, nano-terrorism, and revolution.
We expect that some of the second season would take place outside of the silo and see the characters trying to venture into the world. If the continuation expands on the lore and world-building, then they would also be setting themselves up for a third season.
Is there a Silo season 2 trailer?
There’s no trailer for season 2 just yet, but given that it’s already partly filmed, we could see one around mid-late 2024.
This should be enough time to get some footage together from the ongoing production. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any news, but you can also get invested in the making of your new favorite show with the below behind-the-scenes featurette.
Where can I watch Silo season 2?
Silo season 2 will be available to stream on Apple TV Plus, exactly like the first season.
The first season was a real hit for the streaming service, so we think that Apple would endeavor to make sure the second season comes out with a bang. This is where the first season of the show currently lives, so be sure and catch up before the new addition eventually drops.
How many episodes of Silo season 2 will there be?
There’s no confirmed number of episodes for Silo season 2 yet, but since season 1 consists of ten, we’d expect season 2 to be the same.
There are three Silo books in total, meaning that we could expect up to 30 episodes of the series if it were to end with the book’s timeline.
That’s everything we know about Silo season 2 so far. Be sure and check back for more, but in the meantime, check out our lists of the best war movies and best disaster movies for more grim states of affairs.
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