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Epic first trailer for ‘Foundation’, new Apple Original series based on the Isaac Asimov novels

Wow, this looks right up my street and as we have the likes of Dune in our sights and on the way, it feels like huge, ambitious Sci-fi has a very re-inventive, promising time ahead.

Based on the novels by the one and only Isaac Asimov, Apple Originals announced this first look at Foundation at WWDC20 last week and it looks truly spectacular. Led by showrunner and exec producer David S. Goyer who you’ll know as one of the writers on the likes of Man of Steel, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Blade and Dark City – this new teaser gives us all a look inside a genuinely exciting saga.

While the premise might sound familiar, this is more hardcore Sci-fi, despite Goyer’s reference to Star Wars, but Foundation does follows a group of exiles on their journey to save humanity and rebuild civilisation during the fall of the Galactic Empire – Watch now and let us know what you think, I’m very intrigued…

The series stars SAG Award-winner and Emmy-nominee Jared Harris as Hari Seldon; Lee Pace as Brother DayLou Llobell as GaalLeah Harvey as SalvorLaura Birn as DemerzelTerrence Mann as Brother Dusk; and Cassian Bilton as play Brother Dawn. We also just learned that Kim Adis will star, who’s one of our upcoming favourites!

Foundation is executive produced by Robyn Asimov, David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. The series is produced for Apple by Skydance Television.

3 thoughts on “Epic first trailer for ‘Foundation’, new Apple Original series based on the Isaac Asimov novels

  1. i would not want to seem controversial but why in these open minded days change the original gender of the character just to please the politically correct audience i do believe in respect of the author and authenticity and i do want to point out that Asimov had great female character like Susan Calvin novel that would make a great TV show
    don’t get me wrong i still cant wait to see the series and those actors and actress to plays there parts but as there was no successful Asimov TV series or movie made so far i am afraid that this one might be another one just to please the PC audience.

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    • Keeping it simple, a good character can be any gender, surely? Why do you say it’s for the ‘PC’ audience, how about it’s just something that fits the reinvention. There’s that side as well, for sure. Also, as you say, if there’s been no successful adaptation so far, I’d say take the risk and see what happens.

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