Apple’s Foundation Renewed for Season Two


Apple TV+ has renewed for a second season the sci-fi drama Foundation, from Skydance Television and David S. Goyer.

Based on the novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles the stories of four individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity. Jared Harris and Lee Pace lead the cast.

Foundation launched on Apple TV+ on September 24, with the renewal arriving ahead of the premiere of the fourth episode of the series. The remaining six episodes of season one will roll out weekly, every Friday on Apple TV+.

Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+, said: “We have been so excited to watch global audiences embrace the captivating, suspenseful and breathtaking thrill ride that is Foundation. 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 in season two.”

Goyer, showrunner and executive producer, said: “Since my childhood, I’ve dreamed of how Hari Seldon and Eto Demerzel would look and sound—what Terminus and Trantor would feel like. 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 is 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.”

Robyn Asimov, who serves as an executive producer on the series, added: “David Goyer’s Foundation has surpassed all my expectations by bringing my father’s philosophy and ideas to the screen in ways he could never do while staying true to his work. 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 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.”