What is Foundation (TV) About?
Foundation is an American science fiction streaming television series, conceptualized for Apple TV+ by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman. The show is a loose adaptation of Isaac Asimov's influential Foundation series. It narrates the story of a band of exiles on their revolutionary mission to save humanity from a dark age following the predicted downfall of the Galactic Empire. The ensemble cast includes Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, and Leah Harvey. The series commences with the mathematical predictions of Hari Seldon (played by Jared Harris), who foresees the empire's demise and conceives a plan to mitigate the ensuing chaos. It involves the establishment of a 'Foundation'—a repository of knowledge intended to resurrect and rebuild civilization. Through a blend of political intrigue and complex narrative spanning across different planets and timelines, the series explores themes of power, revolution, and the resilience of the human spirit. Foundation debuted on September 24, 2021, to recognition for its ambitious scope, high production values, and Bear McCreary's score. While the show was met with some criticisms of its pacing and narrative structure, it garnered appreciation for elevating the genre and expanding upon Asimov’s universe. It continued to evolve in its second season, with notable improvements in storytelling and character development.
The first episode of Foundation aired on September 23, 2021 and the most recent episode to air was on September 14, 2023.