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Foundation is an American science fiction television series on Apple TV+, that premiere on September 24, 2021. The series is based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.


Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, "Foundation" chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

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Skydance Television announced in 2017 that it was developing a television series based on Isaac Asimov's science fiction series Foundation series. Writers David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman were attached to the project.[1] In 2018, Apple announced that it had acquired the series and ordered it straight to series. Goyer and Friedman were also to serve as executive producers and showrunners. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross were also named as executive producers,[2] along with Asmiov's daughter, Robyn Asimov. The first season of the series is to consist of ten episodes.[3] The show was produced at Troy Studios in Limerick, Ireland,[4]


On October 22, 2019, Lee Pace and Jared Harris were announced in the roles of Brother Day and Hari Seldon, respectively.[5] On December 4, 2019, five additional cast members were announced: Lou Llobell stars as Gaal Dornick, a mathematical genius from a rural, repressed planet. Leah Harvey as Salvor Hardin, the protective and intuitive warden of a remote outer planet. Laura Birn stars as Eto Demerzel, the enigmatic aide to the Emperor of the Galaxy. Terrence Mann stars as Brother Dusk, the eldest living member of the ruling family. Cassian Bilton plays Brother Dawn, the youngest living member of the ruling family and next in line to be Brother Day.[6] The characters of Brother Day, Brother Dusk, and Brother Dawn are original characters created for the series.[7]