Apple TV+ drops the first “Foundation” trailer ahead of September 24 debut

Apple just released the first official trailer for the inaugural season of “Foundation,” an upcoming sci-fi series based on the novels written by legendary author Isaac Asimov.


  • The first trailer for “Foundation” is now available
  • It follows two teasers published earlier on YouTube
  • “Foundation” is coming to Apple TV+ on September 24

Promotional artwork for the Apple TV+ science/fiction show "Foundation" based on stories by Isaac Asimov
Image credit: Apple

Watch the first trailer for “Foundation”

The official “Foundation” trailer, which you can watch embedded right ahead, reveals some of the storylines we can expect from the first ten-episode season.

“Revealing a deeper look than ever before at the unprecedented adaptation, the trailer invites audiences across the galaxy to embark on a thrilling and emotional journey following a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it,” according to a press release published in Apple Newsroom.

Here’s Apple’s own description of “Foundation” Season 1:

When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons—a long line of emperor clones—fear their grasp on the galaxy may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their legacy forever.

Billed as one of Apple’s largest productions and one of the most exciting pieces of original content coming to Apple TV+, “Foundation” stars SAG Award-winner and Emmy-nominee Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”, “The Terror”) as Hari Seldon.

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Lee Pace (“The Guardians of the Galaxy”) plays Brother Day, Lou Llobell (“Voyagers”) plays Gaal, Leah Harvey (“Fighting With My Family”) is Salvor, Laura Birn (“Void”) is Demerzel, Terrence Mann (“Critters”) plays the role of Brother Dusk while Cassian Bilton (“If You Can Believe It”) is Brother Dawn.

Stream “Foundation” via Apple TV+ from September 24.

The show will premiere with the first two episodes available, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.