In 1942, Isaac Asimov released his first Foundation story, and paved the way for future stories and novels within his sci-fi universe. For decades, Foundation has been deemed largely un-filmable because it largely deals with big ideas rather than over-the-top action. However, Apple TV is planning to release a new TV series based on Foundation with David Goyer attached to write and produce it.
Now, Apple TV has dropped the first trailer for Foundation, with an introduction from Goyer that explains why this is the right time for the series.
“It was the greatest science fiction work of all time,” said Goyer. “If ever there was a company that was hoping to better peoples’ lives through technology, through connectivity, it’s Apple. And that’s something very much that Asimov was hoping to do.”
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The trailer introduces Jared Harris’ Hari Seldon; the man who invented psychohistory. Seldon believes that he can predict the pending collapse of a galactic empire and shorten the dark age that will follow. However, the empire’s current leader, Brother Day (Lee Pace) isn’t thrilled at this prospect. As Day takes action against Seldon, it will be up to Seldon’s followers to prepare for the future.
Lou Llobell also stars in the series as Gaal; with Leah Harvey as Salvor; Laura Birn as Demerzel; Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk; and Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn.
Foundation will premiere on Apple TV in 2021.
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