Double-Ep Debut for Foundation
Apple TV+ will launch its 10-part adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation with two episodes on September 24.
Here’s the media release:
Isaac Asimov’s iconic, award-winning stories come to life on-screen for the first time from visionary showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer
Apple TV+ today released the trailer for Foundation, the highly anticipated, epic saga based on Isaac Asimov’s timeless trilogy of the same name.
Revealing a deeper look than ever before at the unprecedented adaptation, the trailer invites audiences across the galaxy to embark on a thrilling and emotional journey following a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it.
Helmed by visionary showrunner and executive producer, David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel), the first season of Foundation will exclusively hit Apple TV+ worldwide on 24 September, 2021 with the first two episodes available, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilisation.
Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons — a long line of emperor clones — fear their unrivaled reign may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their powerful legacy forever.
Featuring an international cast led by Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace, alongside rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey, the monumental adaptation chronicles the stories of four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties, and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.
The Apple Original drama also stars Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton and Alfred Enoch.
The inaugural 10-episode season of Foundation is led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer and produced for Apple by Skydance Television with Robyn Asimov, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost also serving as executive producers.