Apple TV+ has renewed “Foundation” for a second season ahead of the season one finale and the rest of the episodes. Skydance Television and inventive storyteller David S. Goyer produced the series, which stars Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace.
The monumental adaptation follows the stories of four crucial individuals who transcend space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties, and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine humanity’s fate. It stars an international cast led by Harris and Pace, as well as rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey. Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton, and Alfred Enoch also star in the Apple Original drama.
When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon foresees the Empire’s oncoming demise, he and a band of devoted followers go to the farthest corners of the galaxy to found The Foundation in an attempt to reconstruct and save civilization’s future. The reigning Cleons – a long line of emperor clones — are enraged by Hari’s assertions and fear that their unequaled reign may be eroding as they face the possibility of losing their formidable legacy forever.
“We have been so excited to watch global audiences embrace the captivating, suspenseful and breathtaking thrill ride that is ‘Foundation,’” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We know how long fans of these beloved Asimov stories have waited to see his iconic work brought to life as a visually spectacular event series and now we can’t wait to showcase even more of the richly layered world, compelling storytelling and stunning world-building that David S. Goyer has created in season two.”
“Since my childhood I’ve dreamed of how Hari Seldon and Eto Demerzel would look and sound — what Terminus and Trantor would feel like,” said showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer. “Now, with season two, our audience will get to visit more of Asimov’s indelible characters and worlds, including Hober Mallow, General Bel Riose, and all the Outer Suns. I’m thrilled that a whole new generation of fans are reading Asimov’s brilliant masterwork. We’re playing the long game with ‘Foundation’ and I’m grateful to my partners at Apple and Skydance for entrusting me with this epic. Buckle up. We’re about to fold some serious space.”
“David Goyer’s ‘Foundation’ has surpassed all my expectations by bringing my father’s philosophy and ideas to the screen in ways my father could never do while staying true to his work,” said Robyn Asimov, who serves as an executive producer on the series. “I know my father would have been proud to see his iconic story come to life through the show’s visual beauty and the layered characters, understanding full well his words would need this cinematic translation. My father was deeply indebted to his fans, to their loyalty and always hoped his work would pass through to following generations. The ‘Foundation’ TV series is fulfilling his wish (and mine) by introducing his work to a vast array of new readers. Given the cerebral nature of the Foundation books, this series is a tour de force.”
About Apple TV+
Apple TV+ is a prominent streaming service that delivers its wide-ranging content to customers across more than 100 countries and regions. The platform is accessible on various Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and Mac, as well as popular smart TVs from notable manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others. Additionally, it is available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and through the web portal at tv.apple.com.
The inception of Apple TV+ took place in November 2019, and it offers a subscription at a competitive price point of $6.99 per month (the price has been increased, previously $4.99), complemented by a seven-day free trial to entice potential subscribers. Notably, Apple TV+ is also part of the Apple One subscription service, which encompasses a range of services at various price tiers. The Individual plan starts at $16.95 per month (the price has been increased, previously $14.95), the Family plan is priced at $22.95 per month (previously $19.95), and the Premier plan at $32.95 per month (previously $29.95).