Apple TV will produce an adaptation of author Issac Asimov's 1951 science fiction novel trilogy "Foundation", including "Foundation", "Foundation and Empire" and "Second Foundation", starring Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann and Cassian Bilton:
"...in the waning days of a future 'Galactic Empire', mathematician 'Hari Seldon' spends his life developing a theory of 'psychohistory'.
"Using statistical laws of mass action, it can predict the future of large populations. Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Empire, which encompasses the entire 'Milky Way' and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second empire arises.
"Although the inertia of the Empire's fall is too great to stop, Seldon devises a plan by which 'the onrushing mass of events must be deflected just a little' to eventually limit this to just one thousand years.
"To implement his plan, Seldon creates the 'Foundations' – two groups of scientists and engineers settled at opposite ends of the galaxy – to preserve the spirit of science and civilization, and thus become the cornerstones of the new galactic empire..."
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