After it found great success amongst audiences and critics last year, Apple TV+ wasted no time renewing its expansive science fiction series Foundation for a second season. Based on Isaac Asimov’s novels, David S. Goyer’s series follows the stories of four individuals transcending space and time as they face deadly crises, shift loyalties and tackle complicated relationships, all of which will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.

Lee Pace and Jared Harris as Brother Day and Hari Seldon first look at Foundation season 2

Season one starred Lee Pace and Jared Harris as Brother Day and Hari Seldon, alongside rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey as Gaal Dornick and Salvor. Now, Apple TV+ has announced a host of new talent will be joining Foundation’s second season:

  • Isabella Laughland as Brother Constant, a cheerfully confident Claric whose job is to evangelize the Church of the Galactic Spirit across the Outer Reach. Constant is a true believer, whose courage and passion make her hard not to love.
  • Kulvinder Ghir as Poly Verisof, High Claric of the Church of the Galactic Spirit. Whip-smart and sardonic, he’s also a terrible drunk – intelligent enough to see the path he’s on, but too cynical to change.
  • Sandra Yi Sencindiver as Enjoiner Ruethe beautiful, politically savvy consigliere to Queen Sareth. A former courtesan to Cleon the 16th, Rue parlayed her status to become a royal counsellor.
  • Ella-Rae Smith as Queen Sareth of Cloud Dominion. Used to being underestimated, Sareth employs it to her advantage, charming her way into the Imperial Palace with biting wit, all while on a secret quest for revenge.
  • Dimitri Leonidas as Hober Mallow, a master trader with a sarcastic personality and questionable morals, who is summoned against his will to serve a higher, selfless cause.
  • Ben Daniels as Bel Roise, the last great general of the Superliminal Fleet and would-be conqueror of the Foundation. Bel is noble to a fault, but his fealty to the Galactic Empire is waning.
  • Holt McCallany as Warden Jaegger Fount, the current Warden of Terminus and guardian of its citizens against external threats.
  • Mikael Persbrandt as The Warlord of Kalgana monster of a man, coiled with muscle and possessing powerful psychic abilities, and fuelled by hate in his quest to take over the galaxy.
  • Rachel House as Tellem Bond, mysterious leader of the Mentallics.
  • Nimrat Kaur as Yanna Seldon, a member of Hari Seldon’s family.

Pace and Harris are of course returning from Season 1 – the announcement includes a first look at their characters in Season 2, which you can see above – along with Llobell, Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann and Cassian Bilton. No premiere date has yet been announced, but likelihood is that we will see the next chapter of Foundation hitting screens late this year or early in 2023.

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