Apple TV+ beefs up Foundation cast and offers first look at season 2


In the first image released from season 2, we see the characters Demerzel, Harry Seldon, and the emperor together. Could it be a flashback?
In the first image released from season two, we see the characters Demerzel, Hari Seldon and the emperor together. Could it be a flashback?
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ released a tantalizing first look in photographic form at the highly anticipated second season of Foundation. The epic series is based on Isaac Asimov’s award-winning stories. And the streaming service revealed 10 new cast members set to join Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace in the new season.

The much-lauded and often-pirated adaptation chronicles the stories of four individuals transcending space and time. They overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.

Foundation: New cast members for season 2

In addition to Harris and Pace, the Apple Original drama stars Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann and Cassian Bilton.

As dramatically described by Apple TV+ (with just a few edits), new Foundation cast members for season two include:

  • Isabella Laughland as Brother Constant, a cheerfully confident cleric whose 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. He’s 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 counselor.
  • Ella-Rae Smith as Queen Sareth of Cloud Dominion. Used to being underestimated, Sareth employs it to her advantage. She charms her way into the Imperial Palace with biting wit, all while on a secret quest for revenge.
  • Dimitri Leonidas as Hober Mallow, a master trader with a sarcastic personality and questionable morals. He 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 Jaegger Fount, 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. Hate fuels his quest to take over the galaxy.
  • Rachel House as Tellem Bond, mysterious leader of the Mentalics.
  • Nimrat Kaur as Yanna Seldon.

And did you know about the podcast?

And if you can’t wait for the second season, take solace in the companion podcast. Foundation: The Official Podcast comes from Pineapple Street Studios. Max Linsky, Jenna Weiss-Berman and Bari Finkel serve as executive producers. You can hear the entire first season on Apple Podcasts.

Skydance Television produces the Foundation series,led by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer. Robyn Asimov, Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost also serve as executive producers.

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have received more than 200 award wins and 900 nominations.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for  $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can get three free months of Apple TV+.


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