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Jonathan Nolan Developing Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ for HBO

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Jonathan Nolan Developing Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ for HBO

Interstellar writer Jonathan Nolan may be continuing his space-based writing for a while longer. The Wrap reports that Nolan has signed on to develop a television series based on legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy of novels for HBO and Warner Bros. Television.

Nolan is currently working on Westworld for HBO and already has a large amount of experience in both film — working mostly with his brother, Christopher Nolan on projects like Memento, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — and television as the creator of CBS’ Person of Interest. While representatives from HBO and Warner Bros. have not yet responded to the reports, The Wrap cites “multiple individuals familiar with the project” as saying that Nolan is involved in Foundation.

Asimov’s Foundation series is the only one to win the Best All-Time Series Hugo Award, and focuses on Hari Seldon, a mathematician who spent his life developing psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology that allows him to predict the future — but only on a large scale. In order to prevent a dark age lasting 30 thousand years, Seldon creates a foundation of artisans and engineers to preserve humanity’s knowledge to become the basis of the next galactic empire.

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