Magazine article Screen International

'Foundation' Series Based on Asimov Novels from David S Goyer in Works for Apple

Magazine article Screen International

'Foundation' Series Based on Asimov Novels from David S Goyer in Works for Apple

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Isaac Asimov sprawling saga originally published as trilogy in early 1950s.

Apple has confirmed that it is developing a series based on Isaac Asimov’s celebrated Foundation sci-fi novels, with David S Goyer and Josh Friedman attached as writers and Skydance Television set to produce.

If the series is ordered, Goyer (pictured) and Friedman will be showrunners and serve as executive producers with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.

Asimov’s sprawling saga, one of the landmarks of the sci-fi genre, was originally published as a trilogy - consisting of Foundation, Foundation And Empire and Second Foundation - in the early 1950s.

Four more books followed in the 1980s and 1990s continuing the story of a mathematician who predicts the fall of the vast galactic empire and forms a group of artisans and engineers to preserve and expand on humanity’s collective knowledge in preparation for the rise of a new order.

A number of attempts have been made in the past to adapt the novels for the big or small screen, with the latest being made by HBO in 2014. …

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