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Published on August 24th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


Apple TV series based on Asimov’s Foundation science fiction novels confirmed

More than four months after it was first reported that Apple was working on a television series based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation science fiction novels comes word that the series has been given the green light.

The series is being written by The Dark Knight writer David Goyer and Josh Friedman. Asimov’s daughter, Robyn Asimov, will serve as an executive producer.

Originally published as a short story series in Astounding Magazine in 1942 and then as new books by Asimov the 1980s, Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

Its road to production as an Apple entertainment product has been long. The trilogy had been tried numerous times as a feature film at various Hollywood studios without success.

The Asimov series is just one of over 15 original television shows Apple has authorized. Apple has yet to explain how it plans to distribute its content, but has given the impression it is leaning toward launching a new streaming video service that might be bundled with other media content including music, magazines, and news.

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