Back in April it was announced that Apple had picked up a small screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi trilogy Foundation which was in development at Skydance Television, and now comes word from Deadline that the project has secured a ten-episode straight-to-series order.
Originally launching as a series of short stories in Astounding Magazine beginning in 1942, Foundation tells the saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. It follows a psycho-historian who foresees the imminent collapse of the Empire, and sets out to preserve mankind’s knowledge by assembling a group of talented artisans and engineers to serve as the foundation for a new society.
Foundation has been developed for television by David S. Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Josh Friedman (Emerald City), who will serve as showrunners on the series, as well as executive producing with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross of Skydance and Asimov’s daughter Robyn Asimov.
via Flickering Myth