Apple has revealed a first-look at the highly-anticipated second season of its sci-fi epic 'Foundation' along with details of several new cast members who will be joining the show and the characters that they'll be playing.
The brand new image shows a returning Jared Harris as Hari Seldon in a confrontation with Empire's Brother Day, played by Lee Pace. Also shown is Laura Birn as Demerzel, Empire's loyal aide. Whilst nothing is known about the plot of the second season, the image confirms that all three characters will return.
A number of new stars have been announced to be joining the cast, including:
Isabella Laughland as Brother Constant, a cheerfully confident claric whose job is to evangelize the Church of the Galactic Spirit across the Outer Reach. Constant is a true believer, whose courage and passion make her hard not to love.
Kulvinder Ghir as Poly Verisof, High Claric of the Church of the Galactic Spirit. Whip-smart and sardonic, he’s also a terrible drunk — intelligent enough to see the path he’s on, but too cynical to change.
Sandra Yi Sencindiver as Enjoiner Rue, the beautiful, politically savvy consigliere to Queen Sareth. A former courtesan to Cleon the 16th, Rue parlayed her status to become a royal counsellor.
Ella-Rae Smith as Queen Sareth of Cloud Dominion. Used to being underestimated, Sareth employs it to her advantage, charming her way into the Imperial Palace with biting wit, all while on a secret quest for revenge.
Dimitri Leonidas as Hober Mallow, a master trader with a sarcastic personality and questionable morals, who is summoned against his will to serve a higher, selfless cause.
Ben Daniels as Bel Roise, the last great general of the Superliminal Fleet and would-be conqueror of the Foundation. Bel is noble to a fault, but his fealty to the Galactic Empire is waning.
Holt McCallany as Warden Jaegger Fount, the current Warden of Terminus and guardian of its citizens against external threats.
Mikael Persbrandt as The Warlord of Kalgan, a monster of a man, coiled with muscle and possessing powerful psychic abilities, and fueled by hate in his quest to take over the galaxy.
Rachel House as Tellem Bond, mysterious leader of the Mentallics.
Nimrat Kaur as Yanna Seldon.
No date has been set for the show's return, but it's likely that we can expect the second season sometime later this year.
Up Next: In anticipation of season two, catch up on the first season of 'Foundation' over on the TV app now. Following each episode, don't forget to also check out the official companion podcast hosted by showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer and Jason Concepcion. The podcast takes a deep dive into each of the season's ten episodes and offers a host of behind-the-scenes info and insight into the making of the show.
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