Apple TV+ haApple TV+ released their first trailer of the Foundation series – the fate of an entire galaxy rests on the beliefs of Dr. Hari Seldon.
Visually-stunning, the producers have spared no expense to bring Asimov’s best-loved saga to life. The fate of the galaxy rests on the beliefs of psycho-historian, Dr. Hari Seldon. Will his convictions save humanity or doom them?
The project from showrunner David S. Goyer, adapted the Hugo Award-winning “Best All-Time Series” about the collapse of the social order of a star-spanning empire. The saga follows a band of exiles’ chronicling their struggle to defy the Empire and preserve humanity’s heritage. Seldon’s exiles used the experimental psycho-history as a guide to predict the fall of the Empire, and created their own government on a hidden and distant world. When interviewed, Goyer hoped to tell the story over eighty episodes, instead of squeezing the series into a much more limited movie-based format.
FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE
Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov and long considered unfilmable, Foundation stars SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris as Dr. Hari Seldon; Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace as Brother Day; and Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick. The series features Leah Harvey as Salvor Hardin, Laura Birn as Demerzel, Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk, Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn and Alfred Enoch as Raych.
The series is led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer. Produced for Apple TV+ by Skydance Television with Robyn Asimov, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross as executive producers.
The ten episode debut season premieres globally on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 on Apple TV+ streaming service. Foundation opens with two episodes and debut a new episode, weekly. A second season is already in the works. The Foundation trailer reveals one of the most celebrated and complicated speculative fiction stories ever written. Check out Wikipedia for a summary of the Foundation Series and its complex sequels.
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.