Jared Harris and Lee Pace are set as the stars of Apple TV+ “Foundation” adaptation from David S. Goyer, the streaming service said on Tuesday.
Based on Isaac Asimov’s novel series of the same name, the 10-episode Apple show chronicles the epic 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.
Emmy-nominated “Chernobyl” star Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire. Pace (“Halt and Catch Fire”) will star opposite him in the role of Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy.
Goyer (“The Dark Knight,” “Terminator: Dark Fate”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for “Foundation,” with Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg (“World War Z”, “Star Trek: Beyond”) and Marcy Ross (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) also executive producing. Other executive producers include Josh Friedman (“Avatar 4,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), formerly Goyer’s co-showrunner on the series, and Isaac Asimov’s daughter, Robyn Asimov.
“Foundation” hails from Skydance Television.
The show is one of several in the works for Apple’s forthcoming streaming service, which launches Nov. 1. The service is priced at $4.99 per month and will be free for one year when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch. The platform will offer a seven-day free trial when it debuts.
Apple TV+ shows available at launch include Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s drama “The Morning Show,” Ronald D. Moore’s space-race drama “For All Mankind,” the Jason Momoa sci-fi series “See,” the Hailee Steinfeld-led Emily Dickinson comedy, “Dickinson,” Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters,” the Peanuts cartoon “Snoopy in Space,” a “reinvention” of the ’90s children’s mystery series “Ghostwriter” and the documentary film “Elephant Queen.” Oprah Winfrey’s book club will also be featured on the platform.