The second crisis is officially on the way this Summer! Continue reading to find out more.
The first season of “Foundation,” received many positive reviews from critics around the world. So it’s not surprising that viewers will be treated with another season this soon! If you noticed, Rotten Tomatoes reports a 71% approval rating with an average rating of 7/10, based on 86 reviews for the first season. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Foundation’s big-budget production and impressive performances are a sight to behold, but it struggles to wrangle the behemoth that is its source material into a fully satisfying series.”
Additionally, Metacritic gave the first season a weighted average score of 62 out of 100 based on 25 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” So, to curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous season. If you are one of them, then you have reached the right place to know everything relating to when Foundation Season 2 will release on the streaming platform.
Foundation Season 2: When will the new season premiere on Apple TV+?
The good news has already arrived, viewers! And the summer of 2023 is incredibly busy! If you recall back in October 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, which is now confirmed and all set to premiere sometime in the summer of 2023. We want to emphasize that the upcoming season’s official release date has not yet been disclosed. However, the majority of viewers believe that the show will air between May and July of this year.
We would like to address that this is just speculation at this point in time and the official date will be confirmed by the network in the coming months as the series draws close to making its debut on Apple TV+ along with other details. In the meantime, check out the first exclusive look shared on the official Twitter handle, quoting, “The first look at #Foundation Season 2 is here, with Jared Harris, Lee Pace, and Laura Birn reprising their iconic roles in the Sci-Fi epic.”
The first look at #Foundation Season 2 is here, with Jared Harris, Lee Pace and Laura Birn reprising their iconic roles in the Sci-Fi epic.
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) February 1, 2022
Foundation Season 2: What to expect?
“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.”
Foundation Season 2 Cast and Crew
Based on Isaac Asimov’s award-winning stories, and featuring an international cast led by Harris and Pace, alongside rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey, the monumental adaptation of “Foundation,” chronicles the stories of four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.
The Apple Original drama also stars Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, and Cassian Bilton. New stars joining the cast of “Foundation,” for season two include Isabella Laughland as Brother Constant, Kulvinder Ghir as Poly Verisof, Sandra Yi Sencindiver as Enjoiner Rue, Ella-Rae Smith as Queen Sareth of Cloud Dominion, Dimitri Leonidas as Hober Mallow, Ben Daniels as Bel Roise, Holt McCallany as Warden Jaegger Fount, Mikael Persbrandt as The Warlord of Kalgan, Rachel House as Tellem Bond, and Nimrat Kaur as Yanna Seldon.
Foundation also has a companion podcast which launched with the series on September 24 with new episodes dropping weekly on Apple Podcasts. Hosted by Jason Concepcion (NBA Desktop, Binge Mode) and featuring Goyer, Foundation: The Official Podcast brings on creative talent for a deeper exploration into the making of the TV series. The show is produced for Apple by Skydance Television and led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer, with Robyn Asimov, Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost also serving as executive producers.
Foundation Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season of Foundation is rumored to include 10 episodes just like the first season with the runtime of each episode ranging between 45 to 69 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of January 6, 2023, the exact titles for the episodes of the second season cannot be confirmed, as the network will publish those when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. Meanwhile, binge-watch the first season to update your recollection of certain significant plotlines before the premiere of the second season.
- S1E1: The Emperor’s Peace – September 24, 2021
- S1E2: Preparing to Live – September 24, 2021
- S1E3: The Mathematician’s Ghost – October 1, 2021
- S1E4: Barbarians at the Gate – October 8, 2021
- S1E5: Upon Awakening – October 15, 2021
- S1E6: Death and the Maiden – October 22, 2021
- S1E7: Mysteries and Martyrs – October 29, 2021
- S1E8: The Missing Piece – November 5, 2021
- S1E9: The First Crisis – November 12, 2021
- S1E10: The Leap – November 19, 2021
When available, Foundation Season 2, along with the prior season, will be exclusively available on Apple TV+, so it will be available to stream on this platform only. This streaming platform offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. Hence, the series will only be available to stream exclusively on this streaming platform with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference available to watch across all their favorite screens.
Foundation Season 2 Offical Sneak Peek
The official sneak peek of 2:02 minutes was released on January 4, 2023, which showcases that this monumental adaptation chronicles the stories of four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties, and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.
When revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the impending fall of the Empire, he and a band of loyal followers venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons – a long line of emperor clones – fear their unrivaled reign may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their powerful legacy forever.
Let us know in the comments what you are looking forward to seeing in Foundation Season 2.