Apple and Skydance Television’s planned TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s groundbreaking sci-fi novel series “Foundation” has seen a key figure step away.
Josh Friedman exited his capacity as co-showrunner on the upcoming project, leaving writer David S. Goyer (“Da Vinci’s Demons”) as the sole showrunner at this time. Friedman will remain attached as an executive producer.
Originally published as a short story series in Astounding Magazine in 1942, “Foundation” is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy and living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.
The action follows a psycho-historian who has an ability to read the future and foresees the empire’s imminent collapse. He sets out to save the knowledge of mankind from being wiped out.
Numerous attempts have been made to adapt it for film and HBO tried a series attempt with the likes of Roland Emmerich and Jonathan Nolan attached.
The marks the second time that Friedman has left a project as showrunner, the first being TNT’s still in the works “Snowpiercer” series. No release date has yet announced for “Foundation”.
Source: The Wrap