Apple TV+ has officially greenlit a third season for the acclaimed sci-fi series, “Foundation,” based on Isaac Asimov’s iconic galactic saga. Showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer expressed his enthusiasm, declaring, “I’m thrilled Apple has given us the opportunity to continue chronicling Asimov’s pioneering galactic saga.” The stakes are set to rise even higher in the upcoming season as the narrative pivots to the formidable Mule, alongside beloved characters Bayta, Toran, Ebling, and Magnifico Giganticus.
The second season of the epic sci-fi series concluded its gripping finale on September 15, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter. Lee Pace, Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Cassian Bilton, Terrence Mann, Isabella Laughland, Kulvinder Ghir, Ella-Rae Smith, Holt McCallany, Rachel House, Nimrat Kaur, Ben Daniels, and Dimitri Leonidas make up the stellar ensemble cast.
The official description for Season 2 teases an escalating tension throughout the galaxy. As the Cleons face unraveling, a vengeful queen plots to destroy the Empire from within. Meanwhile, key characters discover a colony of Mentalics with psionic abilities that pose a threat to psychohistory itself. The Foundation enters its religious phase, spreading the Church of Seldon and inciting the Second Crisis: war with the Empire. The monumental adaptation promises to continue its riveting exploration of individuals transcending space and time, navigating deadly crises, shifting loyalties, and complex relationships that will determine the fate of humanity.
Apple TV+ programming head, Matt Cherniss, expressed admiration for the series, stating, “We have all been incredibly impressed with the ambitious, action-packed, and imaginative adaptation that David and the rest of this gifted creative team and cast have brought to life.” The global success of “Foundation” has captivated audiences worldwide, solidifying its place as a dramatic and compelling journey to save humanity.
The series, based on Asimov’s landmark sci-fi novels, draws inspiration from Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” With Season 2 set more than a century after the first, “Foundation” continues to weave a centuries-spanning narrative that explores crises, shifting loyalties, and complicated relationships, ultimately shaping the destiny of humanity.
As Apple TV+ ventures into the uncharted territories of Asimov’s universe, fans can anticipate another thrilling installment in the ongoing saga of “Foundation.”