‘Foundation’ Teaser: AppleTV+ Brings Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Epic To Life

These days, if you’re going to be competitive in the streaming wars there needs to be a sci/fi or fantasy epic as part of the lineup. AppleTV+ has gone way back in selecting theirs, a series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s influential sci-fi novels, Foundation, put together by Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel writer David Goyer.

Goyer teams with Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Avatar 2) on Foundation, a sprawling futuristic series that Apple spared no expense in developing  some stunning visual effects. The show is led by SAG award-winner Jared Harris as Hari Seldon; Lee Pace as Brother Day; Lou Llobell as Gaal; Leah Harvey as Salvor; Laura Birn as Demerzel; Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk; and Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn.

SYNOPSIS: The future begins in 2021. Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. 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.

No word on an official release date yet, but AppleTV+ will hope Foundation can be their next big thing. They went big at launch with another sci-fi series, For All Mankind, but reviews were mixed

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