Science fiction fans, mark your calendar with plenty highlight september 24, since that is the day chosen so that we can see one of the biggest bets of the genre on television: the immeasurable adaptation of ‘Foundation‘which is setting up Apple TV+. After seeing some other loose images and small advances, we finally have the trailer.
David S. Goyer is in charge of bringing to the screen the declining galactic empire proposed by Isaac Asimov’s novels. The story starts from the idea of a psychohistorian who predicts the fall of the Empire and proposes the creation of a Foundation, an immense library / scientific community to prevent knowledge from being lost after the prophesied barbarism.
An ambitious mission
Hari Seldon’s theory will be opposed by the Cleons, the dynasty of clone emperors that wield all the power of the galaxy and see that they can lose their legacy forever.
The series is headed by Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell y Leah Havey as the main cast of fiction. Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton and Alfred Enoch complete the cast.
Although the truth is that the project looks good, the immensity of Asimov’s proposal makes one have many doubts about the result. That coupled with David S. Goyer is not that he has an impeccable resume (It is quite irregular, you just have to see ‘Constantine’ and ‘Krypton’), it inspires a somewhat fair confidence in me. But hey, the truth is that in principle it doesn’t look bad.
According to the screenwriter, this project was always at the top of his list:
“In the decades that have passed since the ‘Foundation Series’ was first published, Asimov’s prophetic science fiction work has never been as relevant as it is now. As a young man, he devoured the ‘Foundation’ books and dreamed of seeing them on screen one day, but a feature film didn’t seem enough for something so ambitious. Thanks to today’s broad streaming landscape and a valuable collaboration with Apple and Skydance, we can now bring the literary series to the screen in a way really does it justice. ‘Foundation’ has always been at the top of my list, and it’s an honor to be part of the project that is finally going to make it happen. Whether you’re a fan of novels or just looking for an epic series jaw-dropping, I’m very happy to share what we’ve created with you. “