Foundation season 2 is a battle 100 years in the making as Hari and his Foundation’s descendants are faced with the great Second Crisis. 

Apple TV Plus service is getting a second season of the epic series Foundation in July, and a new trailer gives a good sense of what viewers can expect: a more action-packed experience than season 1. And that was compelling enough to be quickly renewed.

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The new season takes place a century after the previous one and has the Empire, led by a menacing Lee Pace as Brother Day, preparing for an all-out conflict with the titular Foundation, a group led by Hari Seldon (Jared Harris).

As the Cleon dynasty unravels (as Hari predicted), a vengeful queen plots to destroy Empire from within. Hari, Gaal, and Salvor discover a colony of Mentalics with psionic abilities that threaten to alter psychohistory itself. The Foundation has entered its religious phase, spreading the Church of Seldon throughout the Outer Reach and inciting the Second Crisis: war with Empire.

There there are many elements of character, story, and plot that follow Asimov’s original books. There are even scenes and dialogue taken directly from the books. It’s about 1/3 Asimov and 2/3 David S. Goyer and writers. If you’re not familiar with the Trilogy, this adaptation makes sense on its own.

Goyer pitched the series in one sentence: “It’s a 1,000-year chess game between Hari Seldon and the Empire, and all the characters in between are the pawns, but some of the pawns over the course of this saga end up becoming kings and queens.”

The series grand arc should cover eight seasons and tell the epic story of the fall of an Empire and the rise of an Enlightened galactic government. Foundation was nominated for Many awards and won for it’s outstanding design, and visual effects.

The new season begins on July 14th, a week before San Diego comic-con.


David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.