- Season 2 of the science fiction drama series “Foundation” is coming to streaming service Apple TV+.
- Filming on the new episodes is expected to be completed as early as May 2022.
- Apple TV+ has now released a first photo of the new episodes.
The successful science fiction drama series “Foundation” by David S. Goyer will return to US streaming service Apple TV+ with season 2. Based on the trilogy by renowned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, “Foundation” tells the epic story of a group of exiles.
When will Foundation season 2 launch?
Even though Apple TV+ has already confirmed that there will be a second season, no start date has been set yet. Since the first season has not been available for long and the filming of season 2 is supposed to last until May 2022, it will most likely be a while before the new episodes are released.
However, filming for season 1 was also completed in the spring of 2021, after which the series then started in the fall. It could well be that it will be similar with season 2 and the new episodes will be released in the fall of next year.
Is there a trailer for Foundation season 2?
Since there is no start date yet, unfortunately no trailer for “Foundation” season 2 has been released. If that changes, you can find the trailer here.
Foundation Season 2: Storyline
At the end of “Foundation” season 1, Salvor decided to meet her mother and went on a space journey to find Gaal. Gaal had traveled to her home planet of Synnax and crashed there in the cryo capsule.
After her crash, Gaal found a spacecraft in the ocean that had also crashed and rescued a woman from it. The woman turned out to be her daughter Salvor. Through her daughter, Gaal regained hope.
In season 2, you will see Gaal and Salvor returning to Terminus to start the revolution against the Empire.
Also, season 2 will see the appearance of several characters from the book series, including Hober Mallow, General Bel Riose, and all the outer suns. Showrunner David. S Groyer further commented, “We’re playing with Foundation for the long haul, and I’m grateful to my partners at Apple and Skydance for entrusting me with this epic. Fasten your seatbelts. We’re about to fold a lot of space.”
Since Asimov’s book series is impossible to pack into two seasons, there’s a good chance the series will continue past the following season. So, in all likelihood, the plot from the books will be split up. What exactly will happen in season 2, however, has not yet been announced.
Foundation Season 2: Cast
In season 1, viewers could enjoy Jared Harris, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann and Lee Pace. In view of a longer planned project, it is quite possible that the cast has signed contracts for a longer period of time in order to be bound to the project. In this respect, viewers can probably expect a reunion with the actors of the previous season.
Among the newly announced stars for Season 2 are:
- Isabella Laughland (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) as Brother Constant, a cheerfully confident cleric.
- Kulvinder Ghir (“Black Narcissus”) as Poly Verisof, a senior cleric in the Church of the Galactic Spirit
- Sandra Yi Sencindiver (“The Wheel of Time”) as Enjoiner Rue, a politically savvy consigliere to the queen
- Ella-Rae Smith (“The Witcher”) as Queen Sareth
- Dimitri Leonidas (“The One: Find Your Perfect Match”) as Hober Mallow, a sarcastic merchant
- Ben Daniels (“Jupiter’s Legacy”) as Bel Riose, the last great general of the Superliminal Fleet
- Holt McCallany (“Mindhunter”) as guard Jaegger Fount, overseer of Terminus and protector of its citizens
- Mikael Persbrandt (“Sex Education”) as the warlord of Kalgan
- Rachel House (“Cowboy Bebop”) as Tellem Bond
- Nimrat Kaur (“Homeland”) as Yanna Seldon
Foundation Season 2: Production
David S. Goyer will once again serve as showrunner. Production company Skydance Television will again serve as producer for Apple. The daughter of the author of “Foundation Cycle,” Robyn Asimov, is also a producer on the sci-fi series. Other executive producers will be Cameron Welsh, David Ellison, Josh Friedman, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost.
Filming for season 2, which is already taking place in Ireland, is expected to last until May 2022. To capture the impressive scenery in “Foundation,” filming for season 1 took place on several European islands. The volcanic landscapes were captured on Malta, Fuerteventura and Tenerife. There’s a good chance filming will take place there again this time around.
Showrunner Groyer hopes to produce about 80 hours of footage from the book series of the same name. Should the episodes last an hour, as they have so far, and the further season(s) also have ten episodes, that would mean there would be a total of 8 seasons.