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After 'Chernobyl', Jared Harris To Be a Part of Apple's 'Foundation'

The show will have David S. Goyer serving as the showrunner.

2019-10-22T17:16:00Z

Courtesy : Inverse

Still basking in the immense appreciation that he received for his performance in HBO's Chernobyl, Jared Harris has bagged yet another show. And it is a big one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harris is all set to play the lead role in Apple's upcoming series, Foundation.

The series is adapted from the novel of the same name and apart from Harris, it will also have Lee Pace joining as the other lead. Foundation chronicles the epic saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. 

Harris will star as Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire. Pace is set as Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy. David S. Goyer serves as the lone showrunner on the series after Josh Friedman departed in April. Goyer exec produces alongside Skydance TV's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. Friedman will also be credited as an EP alongside the author's daughter, Robyn Asimov.

Apple's scripted originals will debut Nov. 1 when its TV+ service launches.

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