“Foundation” scriptwriter and showrunner David Goyer ambitiously hopes to tell Isaac Asimov’s science fiction story over the course of eighty hours, something that has yet to be heard on Apple TV +.
Foundation tells the story of “a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire” and is based on Isaac Asimov’s science fiction novels of the same name.
In a new interview for Lovin Malta, Goyer talked about why so much of the show is being filmed in Malta and revealed that he expects the show to last 80 hours, comparing it to eight seasons of “Game of Thrones.”
The audience is changing. The way we consume stories is changing. Game of Thrones was really the first of these great and giant novelistic shows, and now with Foundation we can hopefully tell the story over the course of 80 episodes, 80 hours, instead of trying to condense it all into two or three hours during a single movie. .
He added that he hopes future seasons will continue to shoot primarily in Malta. Malta was selected for much of the Foundation’s filming program for its ‘abundant water tanks’, which are appropriate for the Foundation’s aquatic planet environment and because they are suitably versatile for filming a variety of environments over time. in which global travel has been limited. Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech highlighted that Foundation is the first Apple TV + program to be produced in Malta.
This is the first time that a senior member of the team has spoken publicly about an Apple TV + show that is running for such a long period of time, and it seems surprisingly safe given that the first season of Foundation is yet to end. be filmed.
“Dickinson” and “Servant” are the only Apple TV + shows that have released a second season so far, and the second season of “For All Mankind” will arrive on Friday, February 19. Apple TV + program “Ted It is very likely that Lasso” will end in three seasons despite its success with critics and audiences. The show was renewed for a second and a third season shortly after the release of the first. Servant has also been renewed for a third season.
Given that only two Apple TV + shows premiered for second seasons and were renewed for third seasons, it is too early to speculate on whether Foundation will reach as many as eight seasons. However, the discussion of a considerably longer general narrative than what has been seen so far on Apple TV + , and the comparison with the hit Game of Thrones may indicate that Apple has very ambitious plans for the Foundation.
The ten-episode first season of Foundation is expected to premiere on Apple TV + in the fall of 2021.