A seminal science-fiction work by one of the genre’s most important authors has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order. Deadline reports that Apple TV gave the go-ahead for a TV series based on “Foundation,” the sci-fi novel trilogy by Isaac Asimov.
“‘Foundation,’ from Skydance Television, David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, chronicles the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it,” Deadline reports, adding: “The series order completes a year-long journey for the project. Last June, Deadline revealed that Skydance had made a deal with the Asimov estate and has tapped Goyer and Friedman to crack the code on a sprawling series based on the books that informed ‘Star Wars’ and many other sci-fi films and TV series.”
Goyer and Friedman will be executive producers and showrunners. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross also will executive produce, along with Asimov’s daughter, Robyn Asimov.