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Foundation Season 3: Under Development! Troy Kotsur Is In The House


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Good news for sci-fi fans! Foundation Season 3 is finally in the works. The epic sci-fi series is based on the groundbreaking novels of Isaac Asimov and has been the talk of the town since its premiere in 2021 on Apple TV+. While the series captivated many hearts, the cliffhanger left us with several questions. Cleon XVII, the current Brother Day, died in the season finale, which was brutal and shocking. And now fans are eager to know how Season 3 of Foundation will play this out.

Well, the Season 2 of Foundation premiered in July 2023 on Apple TV+. The show has also received much praise and critical acclaim since then. It has successfully captivated audiences with its stunning visuals and intricating plot. The complex characters and the mind-blowing themes quickly made Foundation a fan favorite. That’s why the audience is looking forward to Foundation Season 3. So, without further ado, let’s head to see what’s in store for us.

Foundation Season 3 Is Officially Happening!

The second season of Foundation wrapped up airing back in September 2023. While fans wondered whether the show would renew, the creator dropped the renewal confirmation a couple of months later. Well, the renewal was evident after the grand success of Seasons 1 and 2 and the vast amount of critical acclaim. There are many reasons behind a show’s renewal, and a show like Foundation was bound to make a comeback.

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The show’s first season has a rating of 6.3 on IMDb and 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. The ratings are incredible for any new sci-fi genre show. However, Foundation Season 2 raised the bar. It got a rating of 8.9 on IMDb and 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. This proves that the show’s makers succeeded in meeting the viewers’ expectations.

One of the standout features of the Foundation franchise is the stunning visuals. They have brought Issac Asimov’s books to life in all their glory. We hope Foundation Season 3 will continue this trend with more mind-blowing visuals and intricate designs.

EP Is Thrilled To Return

Storyteller and Executive Producer of Foundation David S. Goyer announced the renewal news in an interview. He was thrilled for the opportunity provided by Apple to continue the saga Issac Asimov wrote. In another interview with Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+, he also expressed how impressed he was with the ambitious, action-packed, and imaginative adaptation. He even praised David S. Goyer, the creative team, and the gifted cast of the show for making this dream project worthy enough.

Production Details: Foundation Season 3

Just after the premiere of Foundation Season 2, the series underwent pre-production. In an interview, David S. Goyer revealed that they completed scripting in September 2023. And the production in Spring 2023 before shutting down due to the Hollywood strikes. (The Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) started a strike that impacted the whole industry).

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According to reports, half of the third season was already completed production before it had to shut down. However, the wait is finally over, and the Foundation fans can rejoice. The show’s makers have confirmed that they are about to start production again. Initially, production was set to restart in February 2024. However, it was postponed due to budgeting and physical production issues.

Even the cast and crew who had already reached for the shoot were told to return, though the problems were sorted out. It also includes Jared Harris and Lee Pace, the show’s core cast members. Fortunately, the process has been completed, and the series has finally undergone production. The show is now in the process of securing directors for the remaining episodes. That might take some time.

A Quick Recap of Foundation Season 2

The finale of Season 2 saw the citizens of Terminus surviving the planet’s destruction. The original Foundation now lives inside a vault. We also witnessed a 152-year time jump, which set up a war between the Empire and the Foundation, with the Mule as a major villain. However, the death of Salvor Hardin confirmed that the future might change. The season also confirmed Demerzel’s true identity as the real Empire controlling every Cleon born after the first one, and it teased the Mule as the show’s next major villain.

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The ending of Season 2 set up major events for Foundation Season 3. The second Foundation has come into play, and we may see Empire’s fall in the next season. Further, the ending also reveals that Demerzel is not free and that she was the one who hired the assassins to attack Brother Day. The show’s creators have expressed optimism about the potential for a third season and have teased “bonkers” plans for what will happen next.

What To Expect From Foundation Season 3?

Foundation Season 3 will pick up where Season 2 left. The story continues to follow Hari Seldon and his team as they work to save the world from the collapse of the Galactic Empire. The team of scientists is expected to face new challenges and obstacles as they try to protect humanity. A significant plot change expected in Season 3 will be the introduction of Eto Demerzel, played by Terrence Mann. Eto is a mysterious figure whose glimpses have been given throughout the series.

However, his true intentions and motives will be revealed in Foundation Season 3. Moreover, the continuing conflict between the Foundation and the Empire will proceed further. According to some of the fans’ theories, we can also expect the two sides to go down for a final battle for control of the galaxy. The Foundation’s rapid increase in power will make the Empire desperate to maintain its hold on the galaxy. It can eventually lead to mind-blowing battles and confrontations.

Foundation Season 3: Get To Know The Incredible Cast of The Show

The AppleTV+ hit brings a captivating team of actors to bring this timeless tale to life. With two seasons already streaming and another on the way, Foundation continues to weave an epic narrative around these individuals. Jarid Harris plays Hari Seldon, a renowned mathematician and creator of psychohistory, along with Lee Pace as Brother Day, the influential leader of the Galactic Empire.

Moreover, Salvor Hardin, Gaal Dornick’s daughter, is played by Leah Harvey. Gaal Dornick is a crucial figure in the Foundation and protege of Hari Seldon, portrayed by Lou Llobell. Furthermore, Oliver Chris plays the role of Director Sermak. He is a leader of the Foundation on Terminus.

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These are the core cast members of the Foundation series. Interestingly, Troy Kotsur joined the series for the third outing. He will play Preem Plaver, the leader of the planet of psychics. While not much information is out about the new cast members. We will update you shortly.

Foundation Season 3: Release Date

It is a known fact that the Foundation has been confirmed for another season since December 2023. Moreover, now we have also had a massive update regarding the show’s production. The makers have yet to reveal much about their plans for Foundation Season 3. However, they have said it will be bigger than the previous seasons.

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However, there still needs to be a confirmation about the release date of the third season. But considering that half of the season was filmed earlier, production is about to restart soon. We hope Foundation Season 3 will premiere in late 2024 or early 2025. Stay tuned! TechRadar247 will keep you updated.

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