Hands up those who have been enjoying Season Two of Foundation! We certainly have and if you’re anything like us and can’t wait for each episode to arrive on Apple TV+, we have a sneak peek into Episode 9 with our exclusive clip before it airs!
For those in need of a quick recap – Episode 8, ‘The Last Empress’ not only saw us starting to realise a few unsettling thoughts about Demerzel (Laura Birn), but after the botched assassination attempt on Poly (Kulvinder Ghir) and Constant (Isabella Laughland), Brother Day (Lee Pace) has vowed to visit Terminus to extinguish the Foundation and take all their technology.
This is something that hasn’t been done before, but Day is determined, and perhaps even a little curious about the religion that Foundation has become…
In our exclusive clip taken from Episode 9 – ‘Long Ago, Not Far Away’ – we see Day angrily confront [Vault] Harri Seldon (Jared Harris) and subsequently Harri offering him something extraordinary: psycho-history.
Watch the clip here…
Based on the classic sci-fi books by Isaac Asimov, Foundation has always been said to be unadaptable. But after a successful Season One, Season Two has continued that impossibility and has become one of the most successful shows for Apple TV+.
We sat down with the series’ showrunner David Goyer recently to discover how…
“I think the secret to that, and it’s why I’m so excited about season two and why I think we’ve improved upon season one, is by making the themes as accessible and universal as humanly possible,” Goyer says. “It’s one thing to have grand ideas about the future of civilization, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t actually care about who lives and who dies.
“So something that we were very cognizant of when we were adapting the show was making sure that this would appeal to people who haven’t read Asimov, who don’t consider themselves to be fans of science fiction, just making sure that the characters are vivid and that we care about their fates.”
We know that Season Three is already in the works for Foundation, and with six Foundation novels from Asimov to play with, Goyer knows a way to stop the show from going too wayward or off pace – he writes the season endings first.
“It’s a trick that I picked up from James Cameron,” he nods. “He likes to come up with a really crazy idea and then write towards that. So I like to say to my fellow writers ‘what’s something that would seem to absolutely break the story?’ Something just wild like the dissolution of the genetic dynasty at the end of the first season. And we’ve done a few things like that at the end of season two of Foundation.”
Can’t wait for the season finale of Foundation? The last episode will air on 15 September on Apple TV+ and you can catch up with all episodes here. Read our FIVE STAR review of Foundation Season Two here.