Apple announced in a press release that it has officially renewed “Foundation” for Season 2 on its premium streaming network. This news comes only a little under two weeks since the series made its premiere, which is an encouraging sign for Apple’s faith in the adaptation, since it certainly can’t be cheap to produce. Elaborating on the decision, head of programming for Apple TV Matt Cherniss said, “We know how long fans of these beloved Asimov stories have waited to see his iconic work brought to life as a visually spectacular event series and now we can’t wait to showcase even more of the richly layered world, compelling storytelling and stunning world-building in season two.”
With this news, however, comes speculation about what the cast for the show will look like when “Foundation” gets to Season 2. Given that the books are sprawling and take place over a thousand years, it’s a bit difficult to predict the direction the series will take. It’s entirely possible that Season 2 could come back with an entirely new cast of characters in an entirely different setting, far removed from Season 1’s in both time and space. Thus far, the show has remained true to the spirit of the novels rather than being a completely faithful adaptation, however, so don’t bet on any grand upheaval of that creative direction.
Fans will have to wait and see where the epic space opera is headed, though it’s sure to be somewhere spectacular.