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Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo Join ‘Wool’ Series Adaptation at Apple

Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo Join ‘Wool’ Series Adaptation at Apple

SQUID_FUCKER

Holy fuck, we're finally getting a Wool adaptation? And it's on Apple?! Fuck yes.


throwawaytrumper

Insanely high production values with a great story, if they don’t screw this up somehow I envision something kind of amazing.


TheSerpentDeceiver

I'm always so happy when something gets an adaptation and it's not Netflix. I've been waiting for this to happen for what feels like forever. I thunk Ridley Scott had the rights forever ago and it just died.


SQUID_FUCKER

I have no problem with Netflix, I think they have a ton of fantastic content. But if I had to chose which service I'd want this on, it'd be Apple. That means it gets an enormous budget, will have big name talent behind it and guarantees multiple seasons, since Apple is doing what Netflix did when they were just starting with original content and that's greenlight multiple seasons for all your IPs, since there isn't enough to start cancelling yet.


Throwimous

Are these the books that were self-published by some dude and they sold a bunch?


Shaheem_and_son

Yes. Hugh Howey. The books were very solid and will make good tv fodder.


vcmaes

He sold them for something crazy like $1 each . I paypaled him beer money while he was writing the series and he replied with a short thank you letter. I’m happy for him.


elister

Up until a month ago, I didn't know Rashida Jones's parents are Quincy Jones & Peggy Lipton.


LibraryTurtle

Michael Jackson's monkey bit Rashida Jones at Neverland. How have you missed that story?


elister

That happened in 1981? I was 10 years old, so yeah I missed that bit of gossip.


phdprettyhugedegree

So excited


grinr

Fuck. Yes.


AMA_requester

I like seeing Rashida in dramatic works, she was solid in The Social Network.


LABS_Games

Far better than seeing her in Expedia commercials.


hendrew1221

lmao. She was in it for like 90 seconds


AMA_requester

And? Doesn't mean she wasn't solid in her brief scenes...


AlsoBort6

What a bizarre thing to say. "And?" Don't be a dick, if you think a cameo bolsters your point then I don't know what to say. Also, nah - she wasn't. Your standards are too low. So, to finish: work on critical thinking - obviously no one should think a cameo is equivalent to a leading dramatic role yet for some reason, you do and are a dick about it.


KhonMan

If she’s good in a brief / limited role then this one should be a decent fit


AMA_requester

Lol you tell me not to be a dick then assert my standards are too low because I used a cameo as an example of why I like her in dramatic roles haha So to finish: work on not being an arrogant prick? Thx.


antmars

Jenna, very wool!


noisyNINJA_

Ahh! I loved this series!


LibraryTurtle

I'm super excited about this, Loved these books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CptNonsense

This will probably be decent, but I'm still not getting Apple+


natus92

I think its more and more worth it to just sub for a limited time and then binge all the good stuff


fabrar

is Rashida Jones gonna be playing the female MC (forgot her name)? Would like to see her in a starring role finally, where she's not just "handsome male character's girlfriend".


WakemanRick

why do i hate her so much? No idea why. Something about her just seems smug.


manormortal

Jealousy because she makes a pair of $6.95 glasses look so good.


dazed_and_jaded

I hope it's the same universe but not the same story, Wool was great but I wanted to explore the silo more.