Apple’s Sci-Fi Epic Foundation Gets Spectacular First Trailer

Apple TV+ is one of several new streaming platforms to launch over the past year, alongside HBO Max, Peacock, and Disney+. The service has now released an early trailer for one its big upcoming original shows, the sci-fi series Foundation.

The show is based on the novel series of the same name by Isaac Asimov, the legendary sci-fi author also known for writing I, Robot. The story focuses on the institute of the title, run by a “psychohistorian” known as Hari Seldon, and an attempt to save the Galactic Empire from destruction. The trailer itself looks incredibly impressive, with an epic scale, lavish visual effects, and an intense performance from Jared Harris as Seldon. Check it out below:

Foundation also stars Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Laura Birn, and Terrence Mann. The showrunner is David S. Goyer, the veteran DC screenwriter whose credits include Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the show Krypton. Foundation arrives sometime in 2021.

Apple TV+ launched in November 2019. The streaming service was initially made up entirely of original content, but Apple has since started attempting to fill out its catalog. The World War II drama The Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, was set to hit theaters in June, but will now be released straight to Apple TV+ on July 10. In addition, the company has paid $25 million for a Billie Eilish documentary set to air sometime later this year.

For more, check out GameSpot’s guide to the biggest upcoming TV shows of 2020 and beyond.