Apple TV+ finally revealed the debut date for Foundation, its much-anticipated adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic series of novels. The wait will be over on September 24, 2021.
And a second “teaser trailer” debuted on Monday… though it does a bit more than tease.
Foundation brings Isaac Asimov’s vision to life
The original Foundation sci-fi novels from the 1940s and 1950s were highly acclaimed and groundbreaking, influencing Star Wars and other series. They tell the story of a band of exiles struggling to save humanity during and after the fall of a Galactic Empire.
The Apple TV+ series is the very first screen adaptation. David S. Goyer is writer and the showrunner. His previous writing credits include Dark City, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and many TV series.
Jared Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius and head of the Foundation who predicts the fall of the Galactic Empire but creates a way to shorten the millennia of chaos that is sure to follow it. Lee Pace will portray the Emperor of the Galaxy.
The plan is to make this into a multi-season series. But watching it requires a $4.99 subscription to Apple’s streaming video service. But there is more sci-fi included, like the alternate-history drama For All Mankind, the upcoming season two of the post-apocalyptic drama See and Stephen Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.