Jared Harris and Lee Pace Join Apple’s Adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Classic ‘Foundation’

/Film | 10/23/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Hollywood has been trying to adapt Isaac Asimov’s seminal sci-fi classic Foundation for years, but it looks like Apple might just succeed with its highly anticipated series from David S. Goyer. Apple TV+ has tapped Jared Harris and Lee Pace to lead the Foundation cast in the 10-episode drama series based on Asimov’s epic sci-fi saga.

Apple announced that Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Lee Pace (Halt and Catch Fire) will star in the Apple TV+ series Foundation, which chronicles ” the epic saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it.” Harris will star as Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the death of the empire, while Pace will star as Brother Day, the Emperor of the Galaxy.

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Isaac Asimov is considered one of the founding fathers of science fiction largely because of the widespread influence of his Foundation series, which spans seven books published over the course of 40 years. The sci-fi saga first began as a collection of short stories published in 1951, and was expanded into a now-famous trilogy of novels — which it remained for decades before Asimov was convinced to write more novels, the last of which was published posthumously. While the Foundation series has left a massive impact on the sci-fi genre as a whole, Hollywood has struggled to bring it to the big screen. Roland Emmerich first tried to adapt it into a feature film at Sony in...
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