The science fiction series is based on a series of books by Isaac Asimov.
Apple TV+ seems to have a hit on its hands in the form of its original science fiction series Foundation. Within weeks of its premiere, the show has already been renewed for another season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner David S. Goyer has expressed his elation at the show’s widespread acceptance. The filmmaker has hinted at how he was ‘playing the long game’ with the series, signalling how he wants to explore more of the inter-galactic worlds in the future.
The Apple original sci-fi show is based on a series of books by Isaac Asimov, long thought to be impossible to adapt to the silver screen. Even director James Cameron had mentioned how difficult it was to adapt the books, owing to the complexities and length of its stories.
Asimov’s daughter Robyn is an executive producer on the show. She had also lauded Goyer’s adaptation, saying it had exceeded her expectations and that her father would have been proud of the show as well.
Set in an interplanetary world, Foundation tells the story of a man who discovers a way to predict the future. When he realises that the future does not bode well for his galaxy, he decides to take matters into his own hands to protect his home from imminent doom. He is joined in his venture by a group of exiled rebels from different planets.
The series stars Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Cassian Bilton, Kubbra Sait and Alfred Enoch, among others.
The show’s first season started streaming on September 24 on Apple TV+.