Apple+’s Adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ Set to Start Airing in Autumn 2021

It has been reported at techradar that Apple’s streaming service, Apple+, is aiming to start airing their adaptation of Asimov’s Foundation this coming autumn. This initial series is set to have ten episodes but it could be possible that Apple+ is aiming for a total of eighty episodes.

If Apple+ is indeed aiming for eighty episodes and each series comprises one of Asimov’s Foundation books this will cover all seven of the books Asimov wrote plus an extra series consisting of what? I’m inclined to think it will also include elements of Asimov’s Robot series, but that is pure speculation at this point.

There hasn’t been anything to tempt me to subscribe to Apple’s streaming service but I will be signing up for this series alone. I hope they are able to bring Asimov’s vision to life without too many grievous alterations.

6 thoughts on “Apple+’s Adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ Set to Start Airing in Autumn 2021

    1. I was the same. I read it so long ago that much of what I remembered was fuzzy impressions. I’ve since read Foundation again and it was a cracking good read. I will read Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation before the series airs.

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      1. have you tried to read the Foundation books written by other authors? I have the hardback of Greg Bear’s Foundation and Chaos, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.

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      2. I have the first book, Foundation’s Fear by Gregory Benford, but I still haven’t read it. Maybe after I finish reading the original books again I’ll get round to it.

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  1. […] but I will be signing up for this series alone. I hope they are able to bring Asimov’s vision to life without too many grievous alterations

    Like you, I think I will probably sign up too, just for this series. Even though I feel certain that they’re going to thoroughly mess it up — I’ve yet to find a televisual adaptation of classic science fiction that hasn’t been a total abortion. Well, to be fair, I suppose the Sci-Fi Channel did achieve an almost passing representation of Frank Herbert’s Dune & Children of Dune, if you can forgive a bit of poor casting, cheap and nasty special effects and, in some places, atrocious ‘acting’. (Though, soon after, they changed their own name to ‘Syfy’ for some bizarre reason that I can only attribute to CEO cluelessness that perhaps explains why nothing particularly noteworthy has come from them, to my knowledge, since.)

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