The pseudo-historian scientist Hari Seldon is trying to draw public attention to his mathematical calculus, which predicts the imminent death of the Empire. Since the universe of the Milky Way has existed without any problems for 12 thousand years, the emperor of the Galaxy, Brother Day, decides to destroy the works of Seldon. But at the last moment, events begin to occur that threaten the collapse of the Empire…
“Foundation ss 2”: release date, announcement
The premiere of the TV show “Foundation” consisted of 2 episodes, which could not but please the viewer. But this was not the last surprise from the creators of the project. Only a few episodes were shown, how the audience found out that the season 2 would be released. Filming of the new episodes started in April 2022 in Prague (Czech Republic). Most likely, the premiere will take place in the spring of 2023. An official premiere date has yet to be announced.
The plot was based on Isaac Asimov’s cycle of novels of the same name, which was written back in 1966.
Seldon has devoted his entire life to science. When his calculations were correct, he began to look for supporters. The first of these was his adopted son Raych, who later helped Seldon spread information about the tragic future of the Galactic Empire.
Once Seldon gives his son a task: to meet the girl Gaal, who has arrived from a distant planet. Gaal spent many years alone. The only support for her was her father and mother, whom she had to leave in order to protect her native lands from extinction and go to meet with Hari Seldon.
The girl won the main prize of a mathematical tournament, in which the award was a work with a brilliant scientist. Encouraged, she goes to the meeting. But the first thing Gaal hears after meeting Hari is the phrase “tomorrow we will all be caught for treason.” And indeed. The next day, Imperial soldiers arrest Seldon, Gaal and hold a public trial. Gaal has the courage to resist Brother Day’s attacks and defend her right to freedom.
According to the scientist, in 500 years the Empire will be destroyed and urgent measures must be taken. Brother Day decides to keep Gaal and Hari alive and then send them to an uninhabited planet at the edge of the universe. There they can continue their calculations and experiments. Traveling further from the Galactic Empire, Seldon kept silent about the main thing…
Brother Day and his followers are destined to die. Nothing will affect the death of the Empire. Followers of Seldon’s “Foundation” organization understand this. Their goal is to revive civilization after the collapse occurs. Gaal is so smart that she can do a lot. She also has mixed feelings about Raych.
35 years after these events, unexplained phenomena occur on the inhabited planet. There is an object on the mountain that no one can approach. One day, children from a nearby village decide to come closer than anyone else before them. But one of the boys faints where the others cannot reach. While the children were running for help, the boy was carried away by a woman. She was able to reach this object and even look inside. Who’s that girl? And what power does she have?..
Actors and their roles
- Gaal — an inhabitant of a distant planet, on which her relatives remained; won a math competition, in which she answered correctly the questions in forbidden books; shares the “Foundation” theory and fights for the continued survival of civilization; trying to save as many lives as she can — Lou Llobell.
- Hari Seldon — a great mind whose teachings are forbidden because they cause confusion in the Galactic Empire; tries to influence the future of the universe — Jared Harris.
- Raych Seldon — a kind guy who follows any instructions from his father, but after meeting with Gaal he tries to save her from rash decisions — Alfred Enoch.
- Brother Day — easily deals with enemies and even disliked supporters; brings up a son who is trying to instill the best qualities; gathers supporters in the fight against those who threaten his future — Lee Pace.
- Jonathan Nolan was appointed producer and screenwriter for the “Foundation” project in 2014. But he was so busy working on the TV show “Westworld” that in 2018, adaptation rights were bought from HBO. Apple became the owner of the project.
- A big breakthrough was the participation of Isaac Asimov’s daughter Robyn in the work on the TV series. She understood well the universe created by her father, and easily corrected any flaws in the script.
- Filming for season 1 began in March 2020, but had to be interrupted until the fall as a wave of coronavirus swept through the world. As a result, the premiere took place only on September 24, 2021. They decided to shoot Season 2 in the fall of 2021, when the 1st season was still broadcast on Apple.
- Alfred Enoch did not appear in large-scale projects for many years – his last significant role was Dean Thomas, a schoolboy from Hogwarts (“Harry Potter”). In 2014, he was spotted on Shonda Rhimes’ TV show “How to Get Away with Murder“. And although he played one of the leading roles, this did not add to his fame.
Foundation Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||spring 2023|
|2x02||Series 2||spring 2023|
|2x03||Series 3||spring 2023|
|2x04||Series 4||spring 2023|
|2x05||Series 5||spring 2023|
|2x06||Series 6||spring 2023|
|2x07||Series 7||spring 2023|
|2x08||Series 8||spring 2023|
|2x09||Series 9||spring 2023|
|2x10||Series 10||spring 2023|