New “Foundation” video shows how visual effects, sets and costumes were created

Watch this featurette if you’re interested in how filmmakers crafted visuals, sets and costumes for “Foundation,” an Apple TV+ sci-fi show based on Isaac Asimov’s novels.

Creating visual effects for Apple TV+ sci-fi show “Foundation”

The video appeared today on the official Apple TV+ channel on YouTube.

“From the start, the world’s most dedicated visual effects artists and costume designers established that Foundation would be a show unlike any other on TV,” Apple writes.

“Foundation” is an epic science-fiction saga based on the award-winning series of novels by writer Isaac Asimov spanning a whopping eighty episodes in total. Set in a distant future, the show chronicles a band of exiles tasked with saving humanity and rebuilding civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

The show is being filmed at Ireland’s Troy Studios.

Led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer, it stars Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton and Alfred Enoch. If you like this video, watch an earlier featurette revealing how “Foundation” was filmed and another one discussing “a character journey of epic proportions”.

“Foundation” premiered on Friday, September 24, 2021, with generally favorable reviews.

A still from Season 1, Episode 7 of the Apple TV+ science fiction show "Foundation" based on the novels by Isaac Asimov
Image credit: Apple

Apple at first commissioned a 10 episode straight-to-series order. But the success of this giant novelistic show has now prompted the company to officially renew “Foundation” for a second season. And as a bonus, the show includes a companion podcast.

The showrunner said “Foundation” will tell its story over the course of 80 episodes.

Apple TV+ sci-fi content has been growing lately with upcoming shows and films such as “Finch”, which is a science-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks about a robotics engineer, his dog and a robot who form an unlikely, unconventional family.

You can stream “Foundation” on Apple TV+.