Josh Friedman Steps Down as Co-Showrunner on Apple’s ‘Foundation’

  • The Wrap
Co-showrunner Josh Friedman has exited Apple’s “Foundation” series, TheWrap has learned.

Friedman has stepped down from day-to-day responsibility on the show, but will remain attached as executive producer. Co-writer David S. Goyer will remain on board as the sole showrunner on the Skydance Television-produced series.

The 10-episode series is based on Isaac Asimov’s groundbreaking sci-fi novels depicting the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a society of exiles working to prevent millennia of dark ages after the fall of the Galactic Empire. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Robyn Asimov — Isaac’s daughter — serve as executive producers.

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Friedman was previously replaced as the showrunner on TNT’s adaptation of the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film “Snowpiercer” by “Orphan Black” co-creator Graeme Manson, a decision the network attributed to creative differences.

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