Foundation, will there be a 3rd season? Here are previews, cast and plot

Monday, 18/09/2023
Gennaro Marchesi
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The air is filled with expectations and questions following the end of the second season of "Foundation", the television series based on the novels by Isaac Asimov. Fans are wondering if a third chapter of this epic saga will be produced. Here is an overview of what is known so far.

Will there be a third season?

In the sea of ​​uncertainties surrounding the future of the series, an impenetrable silence envelops the official communications of Apple TV+. This silence should not be interpreted as bad news. For example, the stalemate state it could be due to trade union strikes WGA and SAG-AFTRA, which slowed down the television industry.

Although there are no official announcements from Apple TV+ yet, David S. Goyer, the creator of the series, recently spoke about the future of the project. During an interview, she expressed excitement about what season three has in store, saying there are still "so many stories to tell." Evidently, despite the official silence, it seems that the creative machine is already in motion for a new season.

What happens in season three is going to be crazy. I remember reading last week the audience's reactions to what they just saw in the final episode and they were like, 'Oh my god, how is the show going to continue now?' and I thought there's still so much to tell actually. I'm really excited, I hope to have news soon for the start of production

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When the third season of Foundation comes out: the hypotheses

If the series is confirmed, it is possible that we will see a new season late 2024 or early 2025. The production could begin early next year, after the end of the strikes.

Considering the time for post-production, it is realistic to expect the debut in about 18 months.

How the second season of Foundation ends

The finale of the second season left everyone in suspense. Hari Seldon staged an event that could have profound repercussions, fatally hitting Tellem, the leader of a sect who now with good probability it will become the second foundation, and then go into cryofreezing together with Gaal Dornick.

Meanwhile, the Hari Seldon of the first foundation prevailed with his long-term strategy, which allowed completely destroy the emperor's fleet which surrounded Terminus.

This destabilizing act raises several questions which we hope will be resolved next season.

The plot of the third season of Foundation

A focus is expected on Foundation in its religious phase, and further exploration of the threat posed by the Mentalics. Tensions with the Empire could reach new heights, fueling a war on a galactic scale, as hinted by Season XNUMX's Second Crisis.

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How many episodes will there be in the third season of Foundation?

The question is a million dollars, we can assume that the new season will have 10 episodes of 50 minutes each, as was done for the previous ones. However, for official confirmation regarding the number of episodes, it will be necessary to wait for an official announcement from Apple TV +.

The cast of the third season of Foundation

The cast proved to be a mix of veterans and new talents.

Among the confirmed names we have:

  • Jared Harris (Seldon Day)
  • Lee Pace (Brother Day)
  • Lou llobell
  • Leah harvey
  • Laura birn
  • Cassian bilton
  • Terrence mann
  • Isabella Laughland (Brother Constant)
  • Kulvinder Ghir (Poly Verisof)
  • Ella-Rae Smith (Queen Sareth of the Dominion Cloud)
  • Holt McCallany (Director Jaegger Fount)
  • Rachel House (Tellem Bond)
  • Nimrat Kaur (Yanna Seldon)
  • Ben Daniels (Bel Riose)
  • Dimitri Leonidas (Hober Mallow)

This dynamic combination it's one of the reasons for the series' success and will likely continue to be a defining feature in the next cycle.
Some names are perplexing and will probably only have marginal roles, being related to characters who died in the season XNUMX finale.

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