Bringing Asimov to life

Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is set to make his TV directing debut, as he will helm the pilot episode of Apple TV+’s Foundation, based on the novel trilogy from science fiction icon, Isaac Asimov.

Currently, the only cast members to be announced have been Halt and Catch Fire star Lee Pace, and Chernobyl actor Jared Harris, which we reported on yesterday.

Sanders has reportedly been looking to venture into television for some time, but has been waiting for the right project. A big fan of Asimov’s work, he has been interested in science fiction for a long time, directing 2017’s Ghost In the Shell feature adaptation.

The 10-episode series comes from David Goyer, Josh Friedman, and Skydance Television, and will chronicle the epic saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it.

Goyer will serve as showrunner and executive producer, while Skydance Television will also produce with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, and Cameron Welsh serving as executive producers. Josh Friedman and Asimov’s daughter, Robyn, will also executive produce.

More on Apple TV+’s Foundation adaptation when we have it.

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