Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series Casts Lee Pace And Jared Harris to Lead Apple TV+ Show

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It's been more than a year since Apple announced that it procured the rights to Isaac Asimov's Foundation book series and is turning it into a TV show. Luckily, we finally have some good news for sci-fi fans. The series just found its two lead stars in Guardians of the Galaxy actor Lee Pace and Chernobyl's Jared Harris.

The casting news comes from Deadline, which also reveals the roles that each actor will play. Pace has been confirmed to portray "Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy" while Harris will take on the complicated role of Hari Seldon, the mathematician who predicts the destruction of the First Empire.

It's interesting to note that Pace's character sounds like a new one. After all, Seldon served as First Minister during the reign of Cleon I. Could the TV series change a few things around for the characters? Hopefully, we'll get more details in the near future.

Pace is known for playing the villainous Ronan the Accuser in GOTG as well as Captain Marvel. He also portrayed Thranduil in The Hobbit films. Meanwhile, Harris is a veteran actor whose most recent project was Carnival Row, where he played Absalom Breakspear. We know these actors are amazing and we're looking forward to seeing them in the Foundation series.

The Foundation TV series will consist of 10 episodes. David Goyer will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The show will be produced by Skydance Television. Asimov's daughter Robyn Asimov will serve as one of Goyer's fellow executive producers.

The series has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Related: Apple to Develop New Series Based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy