Foundation is a series of sci-fi books which once won the one-time Hugo Award for Best All-Time-Series.
As the Galactic Empire begins to fade, mathematician Hari Seldon has a model which can predict the future or actions of large populations. Seldon predicts not just the fall of the Empire but a dark age that will last 30, 000 years.
There is a glimmer of hope, though. While Hari Seldon’s calculations do not show a way in which the dark age can be averted, there is a way to reduce it to a mere thousand years.
The movie is timely given how much of the world has been busy looking at mathematical predictions for how things will spread, or not, through large populations.
The plot also introduces the uncertainty principle which, simply put, suggests that once a population is told what it will do then that knowledge makes it less certain the population will behave in that way.
In Apple+’s TV series, Jared Harris will play Hari Seldon while Leah Harvey plays Salvor, Lee Pace has the role of Brother Day, and Cassian Bilton plays Brother Dawn. Laura Birn plays Demerzel, and Lou Llobell plays Gaal.
Foundation is not due to start until next year.
Have you read the Foundation series? Do you think it’ll work well on TV?