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Galactic tensions rise as Apple TV+ series 'Foundation' returns in July

"Foundation" returns in a second season

Apple TV+ has released a preview for the upcoming second season of "Foundation" and shared an epic trailer that continues the saga with new and returning stars.

The upcoming second season of "Foundation," adapted from Isaac Asimov's acclaimed stories, will showcase an international ensemble cast, including Emmy-nominated actors Jared Harris and Lee Pace and emerging stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey.

The ten-episode season will premiere globally on Apple TV+, with the first episode on Friday, July 14, followed by weekly releases every Friday.

In the second season of "Foundation," set over a hundred years after the events of the first season, tensions escalate across the galaxy. The Cleons, rulers of the Empire, face internal conflicts while a vengeful queen conspires to dismantle the Empire from within.

Meanwhile, characters such as Hari, Gaal, and Salvor encounter a community of Mentalics possessing psionic powers that could disrupt the course of psychohistory. The Foundation enters a phase of religious influence, spreading the Church of Seldon and sparking the Second Crisis — a war against the Empire.

This monumental adaptation of "Foundation" follows the journeys of four pivotal individuals who transcend time and space, navigating dangerous crises and shifting allegiances and relationships that will ultimately shape the destiny of humanity.

Alongside returning cast members Laura Birn, Cassian Bilton, and Terrence Mann, the second season of "Foundation" welcomes new characters and actors. Isabella Laughland joins as Brother Constant, Kulvinder Ghir as Poly Verisof, Ella-Rae Smith as Queen Sareth of Cloud Dominion, Holt McCallany as Warden Jaegger Fount, Rachel House as Tellem Bond, Nimrat Kaur as Yanna Seldon, Ben Daniels as Bel Riose, and Dimitri Leonidas as Hober Mallow.

The production of "Foundation" for Apple TV+ is spearheaded by Skydance Television, with showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer at the helm. The series also features executive producers Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bill Bost, Robin Asimov, and Marcy Ross.

There is also an official podcast for "Foundation" hosted by Jason Concepcion and David Goyer. The podcast is produced by Pineapple Street Studios, with executive producers Max Linsky, Jenna Weiss-Berman, and Bari Finkel.