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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

 

While we have yet to see an ounce of original content from Apple yet (that will come later), the tech giant has locked down a lot of great content from very high-profile talent that includes the likes of La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle. They continue this trend with the TV series adaptation, Foundation. The series is based on science fiction author Isaac Asimov’s series of books.

Foundation is currently in development and is in consideration for a straight-to-series order. Last June, it was revealed that Skydance Television had locked down rights for the series with the Asimov estate, and since then, David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman have been hard at working realizing this for the small screen.

Here is the official synopsis for the book:

“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.”

Christopher Nolan, eat your heart out. It’s this kind of series that proves that Apple has a lot of ambition for their future shows.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.