Lee Pace and Jared Harris Cast in Apple's Isaac Asimov 'Foundation' Adaptation

Lee Pace and Jared Harris have scored lead roles in Apple's upcoming "Foundation" series that's based on the classic Isaac Asimov novel of the same name, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

asimovfoundation
Pace is known for his roles in "Pushing Daisies" and "Halt and Catch Fire," along with his work in "The Hobbit" movies. Harris is known for "Chernobyl," "Carnival Row," "The Crown," "The Expanse," and "Mad Men," among other TV shows and movies.

Asimov's "Foundation" series follows a psychohistory expert and mathematician Hari Seldon who is able to predict the future. Seldon creates a group called the Foundation to preserve humanity's collective knowledge ahead of the impending fall of the Galactic Empire.

There are multiple novels in the "Foundation" series that span many years and cover the rise and fall of multiple empires. Harris will be playing Hari Seldon, the mathematical genius, while Pace will play Brother Day, the Emperor of the Galaxy.

Apple TV+ is set to launch on November 1, but as "Foundation" is still in the casting stages, it will be some time before it premieres. The service will launch with titles like "The Morning Show," "See," "For All Mankind," and "Dickinson."

Apple is charging $4.99 per month for ‌Apple TV+‌, but customers who purchase an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac can get a free year of service. Each $4.99 subscription fee allows up to six family members to watch.

Popular Stories

Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 17 Pro Max Will Be First Model to Feature Three 48MP Cameras

Thursday July 11, 2024 12:20 am PDT by
Next year's iPhone 17 Pro Max will feature an upgraded 48-megapixel Tetraprism camera for enhanced photo quality and zoom functionality, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his n-iphone-tetraprism-upgrade-ca62dd37e364">latest investor note published to Medium, Kuo said the key specification change would be a 1/2.6" 48MP CIS sensor, up from the 1/3.1" 12MP sensor expected to be used...
iOS 18 on iPhone Feature

Everything New in iOS 18 Beta 3

Monday July 8, 2024 12:54 pm PDT by
With the third betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 that Apple released today, there are additional tweaks to a number of features like Dark Mode icons, the Photos app, emoji in Messages, and more, with Apple appearing to be preparing for the launch of Apple Intelligence. Apple will continue updating iOS 18‌ over the course of the next couple of months, refining the beta prior to its launch....
iPhone 17 Plus Feature

iPhone 17 'Slim': Everything We Know So Far

Friday July 5, 2024 5:13 am PDT by
In 2025, Apple is expected to discontinue the iPhone "Plus" device in its iPhone 17 lineup to make way for an iPhone "Slim" – although it may not actually be called this when it debuts in the fall of next year. Even though the iPhone 16 series launch is still over two months away, when you consider that we learned about larger displays on the iPhone 16 Pro models way back in May 2023, rumors...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID

iPhone 16 Models Rumored to Have Face ID-Related Design Changes

Tuesday July 9, 2024 9:15 am PDT by
iPhone 16 models coming later this year could have some Face ID-related "design changes," supply chain publication DigiTimes said this week. The original source of this information is British newspaper The Telegraph, which six weeks ago reported that Face ID component supplier Coherent was considering selling or repurposing a manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, a small town in...
AirPods Pro Beta Firmware

Apple Releases New AirPods Pro 2 Beta Firmware With Support for iOS 18 Features

Tuesday July 9, 2024 11:46 am PDT by
Apple today released a second beta firmware for the AirPods Pro 2, including both the Lightning and USB-C versions. The updated firmware has a build number 7A5244b and it is available to developers at the current time. This is the second firmware update that Apple has released since announcing new AirPods Pro 2 features in June. There are several new features that are coming to the AirPods...
iPhone 16 Pro Front Update Blue

iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Support 40W Fast Charging and 20W MagSafe

Wednesday July 10, 2024 3:57 am PDT by
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will support 40W wired fast charging and 20W MagSafe charging, claims a rumor currently swirling around China. Right now, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models are capable of up to 27W peak charging speeds with an appropriate USB-C power adapter, while official MagSafe chargers from Apple and authorized third parties can wirelessly charge...

Top Rated Comments

TacoChowder Avatar
62 months ago
I changed careers from TV post to software engineering, but the news just follows me.
I dig that it's Apple related, but it's not Apple. You know? Are there going to be casting updates for all Apple TV shows, when the catalog expands to a huge number of things? Can you at least post the LAcasting notices so some of us can go on auditions?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhilMacbook Avatar
62 months ago
? I haven't seen anything of interest in any of Apple's TV efforts. I don't think I am their target market.

If I buy an iPhone can I have a discount if I don't want Apple TV+ bundled with it?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
62 months ago
Sounds good. I love both actors and I love the book series.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joey2250 Avatar
62 months ago

Asimov's "Foundation" series follows a psychohistory expert and mathematician Hari Seldon who is able to predict the future.
I don't like this wording, he doesn't predict the future. He uses mathematical probability based on historical events to determine within a degree a certainty how future humans will behave en masse. ie he knows what a society will do based on probability, but not what an individual will do.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D.T. Avatar
62 months ago
Amazing source material, two outstanding acting talents. Seems like a win, and with Apple's funding, there won't be any "technical limitations". A __touch__ underwhelmed at having just David Goyer at the helm, but I'm sure he'll have some excellent supporting talent.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kabeyun Avatar
62 months ago

? I haven't seen anything of interest in any of Apple's TV efforts. I don't think I am their target market.
Baffling. ATV+ will have comedies, dramas, dramedies, documentaries, thrillers, legal drama, LGBTQ, horror, war, and now Azimov’s Hugo-award winning material fleshed out into a high-budget series with top talent. What target market are you thinking of? Gradeschoolers who miss Teletubbies?

I’m starting to think that comments like this are just becoming a thing to say. Has everyone actually seen the full list of projects under development? And not a single show is even remotely worth considering?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)