Foundation: Apple TV+ Releases Episode 1 "The Emperor's Peace" Preview

With only two days to go until Apple TV+ and showrunner & executive producer David S. Goyer's (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) series adaptation of Isaac Asimov's iconic, award-winning trilogy of novels, viewers are getting a sneak preview of the epic series Foundation. The clip that follows is from the premiere episode "The Emperor's Peace," where Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell) leaves her life in Synnax behind when the galaxy's greatest mathematician, Hari Seldon (Jared Harris), invites her to Trantor. This Friday, September 24, also sees the release of the second episode "Preparing to Live," where the Foundation makes the long journey to Terminus as Gaal and Raych (Alfred Enoch) grow closer and The Empire faces a difficult decision.

Jared Harris and Lou Llobell in "Foundation," premiering September 24, 2021, on Apple TV+

Here's a look at Apple TV+'s Foundation, followed by a series overview and a look back at the official trailer:

When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. 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.

"In the decades since the 'Foundation' series first saw print, Asimov's prophetic science-fiction work has never been more relevant than it is now," said Goyer. "Growing up, I devoured 'Foundation' and dreamed of one day seeing it on screen – but a feature film didn't seem big enough to embrace the ambition. Thanks to the broader landscape of streaming and a valuable partnership with Apple and Skydance, we are able to bring the series to the screen in a way that truly does it justice. 'Foundation' has always been at the top of my bucket list and I'm honored I get to play a part in finally bringing it to life. Whether you're a fan of the novels or simply someone craving a mind-blowing epic, I'm excited to share with you what we've created."

Foundation stars SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris as Dr. Hari Seldon; Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace as Brother Day; Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick; Leah Harvey as Salvor Hardin; Laura Birn as Demerzel; Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk; Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn; and Alfred Enoch as Raych. With Goyer executive producing and serving as showrunner, Foundation is produced for Apple by Skydance Television with Robyn Asimov, Josh Friedman, Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost also serving as executive producers.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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