Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' trilogy to be developed into drama series for Apple

Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' trilogy to be developed into drama series for Apple

Deadline reported today that Apple has acquired a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series after a competitive bidding period.

Originally published as a series of eight short stories in Astounding Magazine beginning in 1942, Foundation offers a complex saga about humans who are scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels remain in print, decades later. Screenwriters David Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Josh Friedman (Avatar 2) are said to be writing the project, while Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross will serve as executive producers.

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Fox, Warner Bros. and Sony have all tried to crack the nut that is Asimov's Foundation, the last attempt being by filmmaker Roland Emmerich. Friedman is now working on Avatar 2, while Goyer has written numerous comic book adaptations including Blade, Ghost Rider, the Dark Knight trilogy, Zack Snyder's DC franchise, and the new Superman spinoff Krypton. Most recently, HBO tried developing a series with Interstellar co-writer and Westworld exec producer Jonathan Nolan, but a script was never ordered. It's being developed for a straight-to-series consideration.

For Apple, the Asimov adaptation joins a long list of projects, including a morning show drama with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, a space drama for Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, an anthology series on immigrants from The Big Sick writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and a thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan.

Apple announced previous year that it would be developing original programming to compete with other streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Skydance is also producing the upcoming Terminator reboot with James Cameron and director Tim Miller. They also make Altered Carbon and the upcoming Jack Ryan. They have previously been involved in Terminator movies or television and Dark Knight.

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