Apple commissions new Sci-Fi series on Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy

As Deadline Apple reports a deal for a TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” novels. The sci-fi series created by Skydance Television is said to be in development and to go into production after the contract is signed.

Apple adapts Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation”

The Foundation cycle is considered by fans as the father of modern science fiction literature. The most famous and originally central part is the Foundation trilogy, which tells the downfall of a galactic empire and the subsequent rebuilding. In the early 1950s, Isaac Asimov wrote his legendary work, which even George Lucas served as a role model for Star Wars.

Now Apple has secured the rights to a series of books produced by Skydance Television. The series is written and produced by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, who will also be the series show runners. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will act as exporting producers.

In addition to the series you also hear regularly from a film adaptation for the big movie screen. So far, however, there is little information here. Sony / Columbia is said to have secured in 2009 the rights to the film adaptation of the Foundation trilogy, with Roland Emmerich supposedly directing. In parallel, it was also said that HBO plans a series on the trilogy. Maybe this is the series that has now landed at Apple.

“Foundation” will not be the first science fiction series in Apple’s TV catalog. Already in 2017, Apple signed a contract with Battlestar Galactica producer Ronald D. Moore for a science-fiction series, about which, however, there is no further information.

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