The show is based on the Hugh Howey novel series of the same name. Common will star alongside previously announced cast members Rebecca Ferguson, Tim Robbins, Rashida Jones, and David Oyelowo.
“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. Common will appear in the role of Sims, the Silo’s Head of Judicial Security.
In addition to his highly successful music career, Common has found acclaim both in film and television music as well. Most notably, he and John Legend won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for writing the song “Glory” for the film “Selma,” with Common also appearing in the film in a supporting role.