Apple TV+ Casts Lee Pace & Jared Harris In Adaptation Of Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’
Apple TV+ has begun casting its next big sci-fi drama as they announced Lee Pace and Jared Harris will lead the cast in their upcoming adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s epic space drama ‘Foundation‘.
The series, which comes from David S. Goyer, is the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. The tv drama is based on the Isaac Asimov novel series of the same name.
Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire. Pace is apparently set to portray Brother Day, current Emperor of the Galaxy.
Jared Harris is just coming off the back of the multi-award-winning series ‘Chernobyl’, which saw him get nominated for an Emmy. He also recently starred in Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’, AMC’s ‘The Terror’, and as King George VI in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’. Previously he has appeared in shows such as ‘The Expanse’, ‘Mad Men’, and ‘Fringe’, along with films such as ‘Pompeii’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Mr. Deeds’ and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.
Lee Pace is probably most well known at the moment for his role in the MCU as Ronan the Accuser, and playing Thranduil the Elvenking in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. For the last few years, his main tv gig has been playing Joe MacMillan on AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’. Prior to that, he starred in the Bryan Fuller series ‘Wonderfalls’ and the utterly brilliant ‘Pushing Daisies’.
David S. Goyer, the screenwriter behind Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’, ‘Krypton’, and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’, will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the drama. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Robyn Asimov also serve as exec producers. Josh Friedman (‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’, ‘Emerald City’) who was originally co-showrunner, also retains his EP credit despite leaving the project in April this year.
For those of you wondering how to get Apple TV+, from 1st November, the service will be available on the Apple TV app via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and online at tv.apple.com across 100 countries and regions, including the UK. It will also be coming to select Samsung, Sony, LG and Vizio smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, although they aren’t all going to be available for the launch. The service costs £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, but if you happen to be in the market for one of the Apple products listed above, you get will get 12 months of Apple TV+ for free.
No news yet on when ‘Foundation‘ will land on Apple TV+, put we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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