Apple TV+ Shares Trailer for Sci-Fi Series 'Foundation' Ahead of September 24 Premiere

Apple TV+ today shared the official trailer for highly-anticipated sci-fi series "Foundation" ahead of its premiere on September 24.


Based on the best-selling novels by Isaac Asimov, Apple says "Foundation" is an epic saga chronicling a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

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.

"Foundation" stars Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace, alongside Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton, and Alfred Enoch.

The first episode of "Foundation" will be released on Apple TV+ on September 24, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday. Series writer and showrunner David Goyer hopes to tell the story over the course of 80 episodes.

Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month, with a free seven-day trial available, or a longer trial available with the purchase of select new Apple products.

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Top Rated Comments

imnotthewalrus Avatar
38 months ago
Haters will hate, but TV+ is steadily adding quality programming. I introduced my sister to it and she is hooked on several programs ?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thakk Avatar
38 months ago
Very hopeful about this series.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sam Squanch Avatar
38 months ago
This is the first AppleTV offering that I am pre-hyped about. Hope it delivers. So far Apple has surprised by the quality they are putting out so my expectations are pretty high.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeneralChang Avatar
38 months ago
I feel like this is probably gonna be based on Foundation in the same way that I, Robot was based on I, Robot. Meaning that it wasn't, it was just distantly inspired by one of the robot stories.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeneralChang Avatar
38 months ago
I am so confused by that trailer. It didn't look bad, per se, but to say that was "based on the Foundation books" feels... dubious, at best. "Inspired by" is probably the right phrase there.

It looks like maybe they started from Forward the Foundation, because Seldon isn't a young man but isn't ancient either? But then mixed in the downfall of the empire from Foundation itself? But Forward heavily features the humanform robots who don't appear to be anywhere in that trailer, but I guess that doesn't mean they're not in the show...

Mainly I'm just confused. This looks really interesting, but I kinda get the feeling I'll enjoy it more if I go in not expecting Foundation.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dugbug Avatar
38 months ago

I feel like this is probably gonna be based on Foundation in the same way that I, Robot was based on I, Robot. Meaning that it wasn't, it was just distantly inspired by one of the robot stories.
I don't think so. Its very difficult to adapt this story, and the writers are clearly trying to create some continuity for helping the story. But this is NOT the case of writing a robot movie then later stumbling over rights and shoving the title on it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)