Jared Harris on Hari Seldon That Sparked the Events for Apple TV+’s Foundation [Exclusive Interview]

Jared Harris in Apple TV+'s Foundation

Jared Harris in Apple TV+’s Foundation

Although Hari Seldon is the mathematician that used algorithmic science and psychohistory to predict the downfall of the empire in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, his predictions sparked the turn of events that made it all possible.

Apple TV+’s series Foundation is the adaptation of the critically acclaimed novels written by Asimov and once considered impossible to adapt to the scope and imagination of this science fiction realm.

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.

ALSO CHECK OUT: David Goyer on Making the Impossible Project to Reality in Apple TV+’s Foundation [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actor Jared Harris on playing this pivotal character Hari Seldon, the surprises, and revising the books from Isaac Asimov in comparison to the series.

London-born Jared Harris studied drama and literature at North Carolina’s Duke University in the early 1980s. He returned to the United Kingdom to attend Central School of Speech and Drama and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Silent Woman, and A Clockwork Orange. In 1989, he made his screen debut with The Rachel Papers. Harris had a remarkable journey on screen from his breakthrough role as Andy Warhol in 1996’s I Shot Andy Warhol to John Lennon in VH1’s Two of Us. His performances were highlighted in many notable films, including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Lincoln, The Last of the Mohicans, Natural Born Killers, Igby Goes Down, Mr. Deeds, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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 Jared Harris 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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