David S. Goyer on Making the Impossible Project to Reality in Apple TV+’s Foundation [Exclusive Interview]

Foundation Created by David S. Goyer

Foundation Created by David S. Goyer

The Isaac Asimov Foundation novels were considered as impossible to adapt for television or for a movie. As one of the most beloved science fiction tales, the story was too vast and broad to make it a reality on screen due to its enormous, size, scale, scope, and imagination. Then again, series creator David S. Goyer likes to take on those impossible tasks.

Here’s the synopsis:

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation is a thrilling and emotional epic saga that chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save the fate of humanity amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. When revolutionary mathematician Hari Seldon predicts the impending demise of the Empire, he and his 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. Enraged by Seldon’s claims, the ruling Cleons—a long line of Emporer clones—fear their unrivaled reign may be weakening as they become forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their powerful legacy forever.

The main cast includes Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace, alongside rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey. The drama also stars Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton, and Alfred Enoch. David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) is the visionary showrunner and executive producer.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with series creator David S. Goyer. We discussed why he took this challenging project and what Isaac Asimov means to him.

David S. Goyer is an American filmmaker, novelist, and comic book writer. He is best known for writing screenplays for superhero films, including Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Blade trilogy, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He directed Zig Zag, Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, and The Unborn.

The first season of Foundation streams on Apple TV+ worldwide today with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.

Watch the exclusive interview with David S. Goyer below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Apple TV+

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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