Apple TV+’s Foundation Premiere Date Announced Alongside New Teaser

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Apple TV+ has announced that its adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation will officially premiere on September 24, 2021.

Alongside the premiere date, it also unveiled a brand new teaser for the series that stars Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, and Leah Harvey. For those unaware, Foundation is set to tell the story of “four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties, and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.”

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“When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization,” The official description reads. “Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons — a long line of emperor clones — fear their grasp on the galaxy may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their legacy forever.”

Foundation’s showrunner and executive producer is Batman Begins and Man of Steel’s David S. Goyer, and the show is produced by Skydance Television with Robyn Asimov, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost also serving as executive producers. 

“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 Goyer. “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. ‘Foundation’ has always been at the top of my bucket list and I’m honored I get to play a part in finally bringing it to life. Whether you’re a fan of the novels or simply someone craving a mind-blowing epic, I’m excited to share with you what we’ve created.”

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On September 24, the first three episodes of Foundation will be released, and one new episode will debut each Friday during the show’s 10-episode first season.

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