HN Entertainment has learned that Skydance Televsion/Apple’s science fiction series Foundation, based on the novel by Isaac Asimov will begin shooting on November 11th and is expected to wrap on June 8th, 2020.

Asimov’s Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. The protagonist is a psycho-historian who has the ability to read the future and foresees the empire’s imminent collapse. He sets out to save the knowledge of mankind from being wiped out. 

Westworld’s Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar) once attempted an incarnation of the series for HBO.

This new version was developed by David Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins) and Josh Friedman (Avatar 2), however, Josh Friedman exited the series back in April.

The pair previously worked together on the script for Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate.

Ghost In The Shell director Rupert Sanders (Ghost In The Shell) has recently closed a deal to direct the series. DiscussingFilm first reported Sanders was in talks with Apple.

Filming is said to take place in Ireland.

We’ve confirmed that the production team will include cinematographer Steve Annis (I Am Mother), production designer Rory Cheyne (Locke and Key, Hannibal, American Gods), and art director William Cheng (Locke and Key, American Gods, The Shape of Water, Suicide Squad, Shazam!).

With filming kicking-off next month we should start hearing big casting news soon.

Foundation will likely begin airing on Apple TV+ sometime in 2020-2021.


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Excellent, but I hope we won’t have to wait until 2021, to see this. Really longing for some casting news, and who’s gonna write the music score!!