Apple TV+’s “Foundation” Trailer Looks Like First Class Space Opera

Posted on August 19, 2021

Oooh, we’ve been waiting for this one for a good minute or two. And we’re not even Asimov fans. And sure, Jared Harris and Lee Pace are automatic quality enhancers, meaning any project they commit to is improved simply by their contribution to it. But even they aren’t the reason why we’ve been looking forward to this one. In fact, our main reason for being excited about this is just about the shallowest reason of all.

 

 

 

 

It all looks so expensive.

What can we say? We’re fashion bloggers at heart. But lest you think we’re mere label queens, our point is not on how much money was spent on this production, but on how cinematic and high-quality the results are:

 

 

Television hasn’t had a really high quality, cinematic space opera in a while and this one looks pretty fabulous. As we said, Harris and Pace (blessedly shirtless on occasion, which tells us everyone involved knows what they’re doing here) are big draws too, as is the Asimov series upon which this is all based. It’s got that Star Wars/Dune thing, which is always a draw when it’s done well and like we said: everything just looks like a lot of money was spent to make it look that good. Fingers crossed on this one.

From visionary showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer, “Foundation” is the highly anticipated epic saga that marks the first-ever on-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s iconic, award-winning novel series of the same name. When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons – a long line of emperor clones – fear their grasp on the galaxy may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their legacy forever. Starring Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace, alongside rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey, this monumental journey chronicles the stories of four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity. The Apple Original drama also stars Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton and Alfred Enoch.

“Foundation” will debut globally on Apple TV+ on September 24, 2021 with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.

Foundation stars SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris as Dr. Hari Seldon; Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace as Brother Day; Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick; Leah Harvey as Salvor Hardin; Laura Birn as Demerzel; Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk; Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn; and Alfred Enoch as Raych.

 

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