Lee Pace certainly has a challenge in the Apple TV+’s Foundation, which is based on Isaac Asimov’s novels.
With the adapted series for Apple TV+, Foundation took certain liberties in certain ways to make a grand story arc for the show. One of the big changes will be made with the Emperors in the story. With three Emperors, they are genetic clones of Emperor Cleon from the first generation. They are played by Cooper Carter as Brother Dawn, Lee Pace as Brother Day, and Terrance Mann as Brother Dusk.
In the Foundation novels, there is no genetic dynastic, thus it’s a massive difference. As time passes in the Apple TV+ series, the Emporers age, and the new brothers are played as different characters with the same actors. Therefore, it is a more intriguing series overall.
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 Onlin’s Gig Patta spoke briefly with actor Lee Pace on this complicated role for Apple TV+’s Foundation.
Lee Pace is known as Thranduil the Elvenking in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy and as the villainous Ronan the Accuser in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2003, he garnered nominations for Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Award for his breakthrough performance in Soldier’s Girl. In 2008, he starred in Tarsem Singh’s fantasy film The Fall, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. His other notable film credits included The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Driven, Lincoln, A Single Man, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Infamous, and The Good Shepherd.
The first season of Foundation streams on Apple TV+ worldwide today with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
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