In the current streaming era, where even some of the biggest shows struggle to make it past a second season, it simply has to be considered a win that a series as thoughtful and oftentimes existential as “Foundation” will now air for at least three total seasons. Not only do audiences have to keep track of literally hundreds of years of in-universe history, but the story typically takes an approach similar to “Game of Thrones” by challenging audiences to follow an ever-expanding ensemble cast through various subplots — and that’s before you start factoring in gloriously sci-fi concepts like the dynastic reign of a trio of clones, interstellar space travel, holograms, interdimensional tesseracts, and cryo-sleep allowing our main characters to “travel” into the far future.
Against all odds, fans will now get to enjoy watching the sprawling cast that includes Lee Pace, Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Laura Birn, Isabella Laughland, Leah Harvey, and more through yet another galactic-spanning epic. Apple TV+ head of programming Matt Cherniss echoed showrunner and creator David S. Goyer’s praise for the series in a statement released to the press, saying:
“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. 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.”
No premiere date has yet been announced, but fans can watch “Foundation” seasons 1 and 2 on Apple TV+.