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‘Foundation’ Renewed for Third Season at Apple TV+

December 5, 2023

Apple TV+ will continue exploring the universe of Foundation.

The streamer has picked up a third season of the sci-fi series based on the works of Issac Asimov. Foundation, which comes from Skydance Television and showrunner David S. Goyer, concluded its second season in September.

“I’m thrilled Apple has given us the opportunity to continue chronicling Asimov’s pioneering galactic saga,” Goyer said in a statement. “This time, the stakes for Foundation and Empire are even higher as the Mule takes center stage, along with fan-favorites Bayta,Toran, Ebling, and Magnifico Giganticus.”

Foundation is a centuries-spanning story based on Asimov’s landmark sci-fi novels, which the author in turn based on ideas Asimov took from Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Season two was set more than 100 years after the end of the first season as it continues to tell the stories of four individuals transcending space and time as they overcome 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.”

Foundation stars Lee Pace, Jared Harris, 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. Goyer (Man of Steel, Blade) executive produces with Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bill Bost and Robyn Asimov.