‘Foundation’ Renewed By Apple TV, New Cast Members Announced

Apple TV has certainly had their fair share of success with their original series.  The most ambitious one to date had to be Foundation, based on the stories of Isaac Asimov.  The in-depth, sci-fi series was popular with fans and certainly visually striking.  So, it should be no surprise that Apple has decided to renew the show for a second season.

You can see a first look at the series above. Jared Harris and Lee Pace will obviously return for the new season. Laura Birn, Terrence Mannand Cassian Bilton will also be back.  They will be joined by several new members of the cast.  Here they are:

  • Isabella Laughland as ‘Brother Constant,’ a cheerfully confident claricwhose 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 Rue,’ the 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 ‘HoberMallow,’ 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 JaeggerFount,’ the current Warden of Terminus and guardian of its citizens against external threats.
  • Mikael Persbrandt as 'The Warlord of Kalgan,’ a monster of a man, coiled with muscle and possessing powerful psychic abilities, and fueled by hate in his quest to take over the galaxy.
  • Rachel House as ‘TellemBond,’ mysterious leader of the Mentallics.
  • Nimrat Kaur as 'Yanna Seldon’ 

So far there is no release date for Season 2, but the fact that work has already begun is a good sign that we'll have news of a release date soon. Foundation is produced for Apple by Skydance Television and led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer.  Fellow executive producers includ Robyn Asimov, Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost.  Keep checking back for more updates.

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