Jared Harris stars as Hari Seldon, who has developed a mathematical approach to sociology he calls “psychohistory” that enables him to predict the future of large populations. [credit:
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This fall is shaping up to be a good one for fans of classic science fiction. Not only are we getting Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of Dune on October 22, but Apple TV+ has finally announced the premiere date for the streamer’s hotly anticipated Foundation, a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s hugely influential series. The first three episodes will debut on September 24, 2021, with weekly episodes released after that.
“In the decades since the Foundation series first saw print, Asimov’s prophetic science-fiction work has never been more relevant than it is now,” said showrunner David Goyer in a statement. “Growing up, I devoured Foundation and dreamed of one day seeing it on screen—but a feature film didn’t seem big enough to embrace the ambition. Thanks to the broader landscape of streaming and a valuable partnership with Apple and Skydance, we are able to bring the series to the screen in a way that truly does it justice.”
Per the official premise: