Apple Working on TV Show Adapted From Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' Novels


Apple has inked a deal for a TV series adaption of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation science fiction novels, reports Deadline. The series, created by Skydance television, is in development for straight-to-series consideration. Skydance last June scored the rights to Asimov’s estate, and since then, David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, who will serve as executive producers and showrunners, have been working on developing a TV show based on the Foundation books. Goyer has previously worked on “The Dark Knight,” “Batman Begins,” Ghost Rider,” and more, while Friedman is known for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Emerald City.” Foundation is Isaac Asimov’s most popular and well-known science fiction series, which includes titular novel Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, along with additional books Foundation’s Edge and Foundation and Earth. The series follows psychohistory expert and mathematician Hari Seldon who is able to predict the future. Seldon creates a group called the Foundation to preserve humanity’s collective knowledge ahead of the impending fall of the Galactic Empire. The novels span many years and cover the rise and fall of multiple empires, so it isn’t a simple undertaking to adapt it into a TV show. Along with the Foundation-based TV show, Apple…

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