The Apple TV+ production “Foundation” returns to the streaming service in summer 2023 with Foundation season 2. Now a new and once again visually stunning teaser trailer tells us the start date of the upcoming episodes.
- The science fiction drama series “Foundation” will return to the Apple TV+ streaming service in summer 2023 with a 2nd season.
- Filming on the new episodes is said to have been completed as early as May 2022.
- Apple TV+ has now released another teaser trailer for the soon-to-be-released episodes.
The successful science fiction drama series “Foundation” by David S. Goyer will return to Apple TV+ in summer 2023 with season 2. Based on the trilogy by renowned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, the series tells the epic story of a group of exiles. Now, the US streaming service has released another teaser trailer, which not only gives us more insight into the upcoming events, but also reveals the start date of the soon-to-be-released episodes.
When will Foundation season 2 start?
Apple TV+ has finally revealed the start date for the episodes of season 2. On July 14, 2023, the first episode of “Foundation” season 2 will launch on the Apple program. After that, one of the ten episodes will be released every week.
Is there a trailer for Foundation season 2?
A brand new teaser trailer has now announced the start date of the episodes that will be released very soon. In addition, this trailer further solidifies the hope that this sequel will also visually and narratively tie in with the success of season 1.
Apple had already released a first sneak peek trailer some time ago. It promised early on with breathtaking images that the exciting “mission has just begun”.
Additionally, a new poster was released. With the words “All Empires Fall”, the galactic empire is already predicted a bleak future.
Foundation Season 2: Storyline
At the end of “Foundation” Season 1, Salvor decided to meet her mother and embarked 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, there will be a time jump of more than a century. Meanwhile, tensions across the galaxy continue to rise and the Cleons begin to disintegrate. In this, a vengeful queen sees her great opportunity to destroy the empire from within.
At the same time, Hari, Gaal, and Salvor discover a colony of mentalics with psionic abilities who threaten to alter psychohistory itself.
All of this is happening against the backdrop of the Foundation now entering its religious phase as well. At least, this has been proclaimed by the Church of Seldon throughout the Outer Reach, making the Second Crisis, in the form of a great war, seem almost unavoidable.
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 to see 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 the 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.
To capture the stunning 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 that filming took place there again this time.
Since Asimov’s book series is impossible to pack into two seasons, chances are good that the series will go into renewal after the following season as well. Showrunner David. S Groyer commented in this regard, “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.”
Groyer probably hopes to produce about 80 hours of footage from the book series of the same name. If the episodes last an hour, as they have so far, and the additional season(s) also have ten episodes, that would mean there would be a total of 8 seasons.