Jared Harris as Hari Seldon, a mathematician whose “psychohistory” approach predicts the collapse of the Galactic Empire. [credit:
Last summer, we got our first glimpse of Apple TV’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of novels when the streamer dropped a teaser trailer during the 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Production on the new show, which stars Jared Harris and Lee Pace, shut down last March along with everything else, although filming resumed last October. No official air date besides “late 2021” has surfaced, but there are a few tantalizing extra glimpses in the streaming platform’s new summer (and beyond) preview trailer, per the eagle eye of The Spaceshipper on Twitter.
Mild spoilers for the first book in the Foundation series below.)
As I’ve written previously, the series started as eight short stories by Asimov that appeared in Astounding Magazine between 1942 and early 1950. Those stories were inspired in part by Edward Gibbons’ History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and the first four were collected, along with a new introductory story, and published as Foundation in 1951. The next pair of stories became Foundation and Empire (1952), and the final two stories appearing in 1953’s Second Foundation. Asimov’s publishers eventually convinced him to continue the series, starting with two sequels: Foundation’s Edge (1982) and Foundation and Earth (1986). Next came a pair of prequels: Prelude to Foundation (1988) and Forward the Foundation (1993), the latter published posthumously (Asimov died in 1992).
Author: Jennifer Ouellette
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