Adapted from famous novels by Isaac Asimov, the new Foundation sci-fi series will air from September 24 on Apple TV +. Particularly awaited by the fans, it brings together renowned actors as new faces.
On September 24, Apple TV + will unveil the first three episodes of its new Apple Original: a serial adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s bestselling novels. Foundation follows the adventure of a group of exiles in their monumental quest: to save humanity and build a new civilization as the Galactic Empire dies.
The cast of the anticipation series brings together actors well known to viewers, but also new faces. A few days before its launch, discover those who will lend their features to the characters of this eagerly awaited novelty!
Jared Harris is Hari Seldon
British actor Jared Harris has become an essential face of the small screen in recent years and is the headliner of the new Apple Original series. Thanks to his recent roles in Chernobyl – which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 2020 in the Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie category – and The Beast Must Die, he is unanimous with audiences and critics alike. .
Before that, series fans also enjoyed his performances as King George VI in The Crown, the partner of Jon Hamm and John Slattery in Mad Men, and the dangerous biochemist David Robert Jones in Fringe.
In the cinema, the actor illustrated himself in the role of Professor Moriarty, famous enemy of the private investigator, in Sherlock Holmes: Game of shadows. In Foundation, Jared Harris plays the mathematician Hari Seldon, who can predict the future through psychohistory.
Lee Pace is Brother Day
In front of Jared harris, viewers find Lee Pace as Brother Day, one of the leaders of the Galactic Empire reluctant to listen to Hari Seldon’s predictions. The American actor is best known to the general public for his portrayal of King of the Elves of the Black Forest Thranduil, father of Legolas, in The Hobbit trilogy and the dreaded Ronan the Accuser in the MCU.
He also made an impression by playing the hero of the Pushing Daisies series from 2007 to 2009, before taking on one of the main roles in Halt and Catch Fire from 2014. In parallel, the actor regularly returns to the theater: he played in plays The Normal Heart and Angels in America among others.
Leah Harvey is Salvor Hardin
Alongside the two actors well known to the public, we discover a new face that could well burst the screen thanks to her performance in the series: Leah Harvey, who plays the character of Salvor Hardin, the mayor of Terminus. Appeared in the mini-series Les Misérables, the actress plays her first big role here on the small screen.
Laura Birn is Eto Demerzel
Finnish actress Laura Birn lends her features to the character of Eto Demerzel, who becomes Prime Minister of the Emperor shortly before the fall of the Galactic Empire in the novels ofIsaac asimov.
Mainly showing in Finnish films and series, she also played the role of French actress Clémence Poésy in the thriller London House. In 2018, she appeared in the British series The Innocents with Guy Pearce.
Lou Llobell is Gaal Dornick
As she is just starting her acting career, Lou Llobell plays mathematician Gaal Dornick in the series Foundation, a character who is male in the original work. In the story, she is a close associate of Hari Seldon. This year, the actress also had a small role in the sci-fi film Voyagers with Lily-Rose Depp.
Alfred Enoch is Raych Seldon
Raych, the adopted son of Hari Seldon in Foundation, is played by British actor Alfred Enoch. Revealed to the general public thanks to the role of Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter fantasy saga, he also proved himself on the small screen in the Murder series, in the guise of law student Wes Gibbins, one of the proteges of lawyer Annalize Keating (Viola Davis).