The Empire is Dying - Third Trailer for Asimov Series 'Foundation'
"It's the future of mankind expressed in numbers. And the empire won't like the future I predict." Ohhhh YES this looks good! Another epic cosmic trailer to enjoy today. Apple has unveiled a full official trailer for their grand new sci-fi series Foundation, based on the seminal book series of the same name from Isaac Asimov. The fate of an entire galaxy rests on the beliefs of Dr. Hari Seldon. But will his conviction save humanity or doom it? Asimov's Foundation 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." It's based around a mathematician who can predict the future, but the elites don't like the future he sees is coming. "Enraged by Hari's claims, the ruling Cleons – a long line of emperor clones – fear their grasp on the galaxy may be weakening as they're forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their legacy forever." Foundation stars Jared Harris as the mathematician Hari Seldon; with Lee Pace as Brother Day; Lou Llobell as Gaal; Leah Harvey as Salvor; Laura Birn as Demerzel; Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk; Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn. This looks better than I was expecting, and I still have high hopes for it.
Here's the third official trailer (+ poster) for Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, from Apple's YouTube:
The premise of the stories is that, in the waning days of a future Galactic Empire, the mathematician Hari Seldon spends his life developing a theory of psychohistory, a new and effective mathematical sociology. Using statistical laws of mass action, it can predict the future of large populations. Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second empire arises. Although the inertia of the Empire's fall is too great to stop, Seldon devises a plan by which "the onrushing mass of events must be deflected just a little" to eventually limit this interregnum to just one thousand years. To implement his plan, Seldon creates the Foundations—two groups of scientists and engineers settled at opposite ends of the galaxy—to preserve the spirit of science and civilization, and thus become the cornerstones of the new galactic empire. Foundation is a TV series in development at Apple TV+. Executive produced by Robyn Asimov, David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. The series is produced for Apple by Skydance Television. Based on the book series by Isaac Asimov, first published in 1942 (and collected in 1951). Apple will debut the Foundation series streaming on Apple TV+ on September 24, 2021. Who's in?