Actors Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls) and Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Terror) have been cast in lead roles in Apple’s upcoming Foundation series for Apple TV+ based on the classic Isaac Asimov novel of the same name, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman will be executive producers and showrunners. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross also will executive produce.
Here’s a summary of the premise of the Foundation trilogy: “For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future–to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire–both scientists and scholars–and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
“But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun–or fight them and be destroyed.”
Apple TV+ debuts Nov. 1 and will cost $4.99 a month. However, you get a free year’s subscription with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, or iPad.