What you need to know
- Apple's next TV+ series is called Foundation.
- Its production is set to employ more than 500 people, making it Ireland's largest-scale production ever.
- It's a sci-fi drama, based on Isaac Asimov's sci-fi novel trilogy.
The next Apple TV+ show, Foundation, is set to be Ireland's largest-ever production when it's shot in Limerick later this year.
In a statement Screen Ireland said:
The Foundation series dates back to 1951, the three novels are titled Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. In 1966 it was awarded a Hugo Award for 'Best All time Series.' The original stories were first published as early as 1942, and according to Asimov himself is loosely based on Edward Gibbon's work 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'.
Whilst we know this is to be produced in Ireland this year, we don't have any information regarding a release date, or indeed any casting information at this point. On face value though, this sounds like an incredible concept, and if it lives up to the hype of the novels, it could be a stellar addition to Apple's TV+ lineup.
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