The Hit New Apple TV Show Foundation Features A Spanish-Zimbabwean Lead in Lou Llobell

Sci-fi lovers have been spoilt this year with an Isaac Asimov adaptation in the latest Apple TV series "Foundation". If you don't know Isaac Asimov he's the prolific writer who's work gave the epic "I, Robot" starring Will Smith in 2004. Isaac Asimov is most famous for the Foundation series of books from the 1940s and it seems Apple TV is doing them justice with the latest adaptation. Foundation has been greated with phenomenal success in just two weeks after it's release and it features a Spanish-Zimbabwean lead.

Lou Llobell plays the role of Gaal Dornick in the hit new show and she plays her role to perfection. The actor was born to a Spanish father and a Zimbabwean mother. Initially living in Spain until the age of 8 and she would move with her family to South Africa for 10 years, before deciding to go to the UK to purse her dream of being an actor. In an interview she said she had always known that that's what she wanted to do:

I knew when I was young I wanted to be an actor. As a family we’d dress up and put on Christmas plays. I used to think, ‘what if I didn’t act’? I’d be stumped. Thank goodness it worked out.

Foundation comes as only Lou Llobell’s second big acting gig after previously starring as Zandie in Neil Burger’s Voyagers alongside Colin Farrell and Lily-Rose Depp. The actor is also set to star in Joshua Benson’s movie The Pilgrim which recently finished filming. In discussing her character Gaal Dornick on Foundation, she said:

She’s a young woman in a position where she’s not in control, but finds a way to take control. Someone we can all relate to…She’s from a rural planet and moves to the big city to chase her dreams – doe-eyed, where everything is shiny and new to her.

Foundation is based on Isaac Asimov’s trilogy of sci-fi books. The series follows a group of outcasts as they try to save humanity, and sees the galaxy’s future hanging in the balance, resting on the decision of Dr Hari Seldon.

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