What you need to know
- Foundation is coming to Apple TV+ in September.
- The series' showrunner has revealed the company asked him to pitch the story in one sentence.
- He also revealed why other adaptations haven't quite worked.
Foundation is set to debut on Apple TV+ on September 24, and if the trailers are anything to go by it could be one of the best shows on the platform to date.
Turns out it didn't take much to convince Apple of the show's prospects, as this week showrunner David S. Goyer revealed he was asked to pitch the show to Apple with a single sentence, apparently to great effect.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter Goyer revealed that Apple sort of jokingly "asked me if I could pitch it in one sentence." So what did he say?
The pitch obviously worked, and the show is set to debut its first season on September 24 exclusively on Apple TV+. Goyer revealed that he pitched the story as a mammoth 80-hour blockbuster that will play out over eight seasons, putting it squarely into the Game of Thrones bracket when it comes to watch time.
Goyer also revealed why some of the trilogy's previous adaptations haven't quite worked:
The trailers for Foundation look absolutely electric, and if the show lives up to the hype it could be absolutely incredible.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9