Check out the Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trailer from Apple TV. Asimov’s trilogy of books tells of rebuilding civilization. It was written many years ago and is not the easiest of reads, with the characters lacking some depth. It is however much respected in the world of science fiction so this is certainly something to look forward to.
It the fact is has not been attempted before, save a BBC radio series, shows what a huge task Apple have taken on. It they achieve a truly great series they will gain much respect for their streaming service.
Of note for Doctor Who fans is actor Alfred Enoch. He is the son of William Russell who played Ian Chesterton, one of the first companions, in the series. Alfred has a part in the first episode of Foundation.
The series has an initial 10 episodes and is expected to be released 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.
- Jared Harris
- Lee Pace
- Lou Llobell
- Leah Harvey
- Laura Birn
- Terrence Mann
- Cassian Bilton
The showrunner and scriptwriter is David S Goyer. He is known for Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
Executive Producers are Robyn Asimov, David S Goyer, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross