Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo Join Dystopian Drama Series “Wool”

Rashida Jones at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018.
Rashida Jones at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9448708em)

Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo are joining the cast of Apple’s adaptation of Hugh Howey’s Wool novels.

They join previously announced cast members Rebecca Ferguson and Tim Robbins in the dystopian drama that takes place in a toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. Three men and three women live there and they believe the regulations are there to protect them.

Oyelowo will play Holston, the Silo’s sheriff, and Jones will play Allison, his wife who works in IT.

Oyelowo recently made his directorial debut with The Water Man, which he also starred in with Lonnie Chavis and Rosario Dawson. He’s also known for his starring in Nightingale, Selma, Don’t Let Go, Queen of Katwe, and A United Kingdom.

Jones’ recent projects include On the Rocks and #blackAF. She’s known for her roles in Parks and Recreation, Angie Tribeca, The Office, The Social Network, and I Love You, Man.

Graham Yost will be writing and executive producing the series with Ferguson, Morten Tyldum, Howey, Remi Aubuchon, Nina Jack, and Ingrid Escajeda also executive produce.