Apple TV+ renews global hit, epic sci-fi saga ‘Foundation‘ for Season 3 the streaming service has announced.
The show, which has been hailed as “the gold standard for all science fiction programming,” comes from storyteller David S. Goyer (‘Dark Knight trilogy’, ‘Man of Steel’), produced by Skydance Television, and is an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s award-winning stories.
“I’m thrilled Apple has given us the opportunity to continue chronicling Asimov’s pioneering galactic saga. This time, the stakes for Foundation and Empire are even higher as the Mule takes centre stage, along with fan-favourites Bayta, Toran, Ebling and Magnifico Giganticus,” said showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer.
In ‘Foundation’ season two, which takes viewers more than a century after the season one finale, tension mounts throughout the galaxy. As the Cleons unravel, 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, promulgating the Church of Seldon throughout the Outer Reach and inciting the Second Crisis: war with Empire. The monumental adaptation of “Foundation” chronicles the stories of four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.
“We have all been incredibly impressed with the ambitious, action-packed and imaginative adaptation that David and the rest of this gifted creative team and cast have brought to life with this premium sci-fi series from day one,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “To watch ‘Foundation’ become such a global hit has been beyond exciting with audiences around the world continuing to be captivated week after week by this dramatic and compelling journey to save humanity. We can’t wait for everyone to experience what is in store for characters old and new in season three.”
The series stars Lee Pace and Jared Harris, alongside Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Cassian Bilton, Terrence Mann, Isabella Laughland, Kulvinder Ghir, Ella-Rae Smith, Holt McCallany, Rachel House, Nimrat Kaur, Ben Daniels and Dimitri Leonidas.
Since its global debut on Apple TV+, ‘Foundation’ has been broadly celebrated as “visually stunning,” “breathtaking,” a “must-see TV event” and “one of TV’s most expansive sci-fi epics.” The series continues to receive global praise and season two holds a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. The complete first and second seasons of ‘Foundation’ are now streaming globally on Apple TV+.
The series is produced for Apple by Skydance Television and led by showrunner and executive producer Goyer, with Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bill Bost and Robin Asimov also serving as executive producers.
‘Foundation‘ Seasons 1 and 2 are available for streaming globally on Apple TV+. We don’t know when Season 3 will land, but it very possibly won’t be until 2025. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.