Before showrunner David S. Goyer made the “Foundation” TV show, “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich and “Westworld” creator Jonathan Nolan tried and failed to adapt Isaac Asimov's “Foundation” books for the screen. Apple TV+'s premiere of “Foundation” Episode 1 meant that a project that had been years in the making was finally done.
Foundation is about a conflict between a galactic empire that has ruled over humanity for a long time and a mathematician who invents a branch of math called psychohistory that he thinks could help him predict the future, but it doesn't work. Asimov talks about this like a history book, but viewers of Goyer's TV show see it through the eyes of a few main characters.
After the first season, Apple decided to make a second one. This is good news for fans of Asimov's book series, as well as people who had never heard of the story before. The first season of “Foundation” is over. This is what we know about Season 2.
Details About Possible Foundation Season 2 Stories
It was finally revealed in the finale of Foundation season 1 that Hari Seldon's true plan was to build a secret rival power base against the Empire on the galactic rim, with the help of the Foundation's scientific knowledge. When the Invictus, an old Imperial superweapon, was found after 700 years, it shows that they already have a lot of power. This has caused a stir in the upper levels of the Empire because of problems with the genetic dynasty.
It's possible that the first episode of Foundation season 2 won't focus on the immediate effects of this revelation because the last scene of episode 10 was another time-jump. Gaal Dornick has woken up from cryogenic suspension 138 years after the Foundation formed an alliance with the Anacreons and the Thespians.
She has also found her daughter Salvor Hardin, who had been in cryogenic suspension for a long time. It's likely that they have woken up for the Foundation's second Seldon Crisis, but as precogs, they may have scuppered Seldon's plans.
In Season 2, Who are the ,Main Characters?
Mathematician Hari Seldon isn't always present in “Foundation,” but he's still a big part of it. Every hero in the movie is linked in some way to Seldon (Jared Harris). Even though Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell) is in cryosleep, she is the narrator and first point of view character for Season 1. This almost guarantees that she will be back in Season 2. Salvor Hardin (Leah Harvey), a follower of Hari Seldon, is also important in the first season of “Foundation.” They're likely to reprise their role as well.
Dawn (Cassian Bilton), Day (Lee Pace), and Dusk (Lee Pace) are three clones of ancient emperor Cleon I, each at a different age. They are called Dawn, Day, and Dusk (Terrence Mann). While viewers have seen the Day of the pilot episode grow older into Dusk, the trio's presence has stayed the same. Finally, the emperor's assistant and supposed last robot in the galaxy, Eto Demerzel (Laura Birn), should also return, because she was the only thing that stayed the same through the rule of many Cleons.
This is especially true given that the “Foundation” books take place over hundreds of years. It's likely that “Foundation” Season 2 will also have a lot of new characters. Apple hasn't announced the cast for the next season yet, so we don't know who the characters are or when they might show up in the show's timeline.
It's Not Clear What Will Happen in Season 2
“Foundation” Season 1 is nearing its end, and there are two different versions of Hari Seldon in play. One is a digital upload of his consciousness on a spaceship that will start a new Foundation on his home planet of Helicon, and the other is a version of himself that lives in the Vault near the original Foundation on Terminus, where the original Foundation was. Hari Seldon's psychohistory predicted that the Empire would soon fall, and so these two Foundations were each set up to prevent that from happening.
This should be the overarching theme of “Foundation” Season 2. As a result of buying the starship Invictus, which is said to be one of the most powerful weapons in the known universe, the original Foundation is stronger than ever. This is because the Foundation now has the ship. Hari Seldon told us that this is just the first ship in a bigger group of ships.
The people who built the Empire now know that Day and maybe even Dusk aren't exact clones of Cleon I. This means that the legitimacy of their genetic dynasty will be a big storyline in Season 2. Finally, at the end of Season 1, Gaal Dornick and Salvor Hardin meet on Gaal's home world of Synnax, 138 years in the future. This suggests that there will be a new timeline in the next season. All the while, the Empire's inevitable demise, as predicted by Hari Seldon, is getting closer. This means that there will be a lot of upheaval in the galaxy for these and other characters.
May Foundation Season 2 Come Out Soon
It's hard to say when Foundation season 2 should be out. When there is a pandemic, it took longer to make season 1 than anyone thought. This gives a sense of how long it will take to make the next one. It's still likely that season 2 won't be ready until late 2022 at the earliest, or more likely, early 2023.