Isaac Asimov’s Foundation seemed like a near impossible work to try and adapt. But somehow David S Goyer has managed to do that in impressive fashion. Supported by a wonderful cast that includes Lee Pace, Jared Harris, and Laura Birn, Foundation has managed to carve itself a place in the world of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. And, as shows like Game of Thrones and Star Trek have proven, there’s plenty of worth in those genres. With Apple’s premium service losing its main flagship show in Ted Lasso, I find it interesting that they’re really striving for Foundation to be that for them. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but the creators have put in the work to provide an improvement over the first season and a clear path towards an intriguing future. Join me as talk to David S. Goyer, Lee Pace, Laura Birn and Cassian Bilton about their experience with the complex Sci-Fi elements.
Foundation plot synopsis:
More than a century after the season one finale, tension mounts throughout the galaxy in “Foundation” season two. 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.
Foundation Season 2 premieres Friday July 14th, 2023 on Apple TV Plus.