We were joined on the Popternative show by Lee Pace and Laura Birn to discuss the highly anticipated season 2 of Foundation which premieres July 14th on Apple TV+, followed by new episodes weekly every Friday through September 15. Based on Isaac Asimov’s award-winning stories, Foundation‘s international cast is led by Jared Harris (Mad Men), Lee Pace (Bodies Bodies Bodies, The Hobbit films), Lou Llobell (Voyagers), Leah Harvey (Les Misérables mini TV series), Laura Birn (Void, Purge), Cassian Bilton (Shoal), and Terrence Mann (Sense8).

Season 2 will introduce new characters and stars, including Isabella Laughland (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) as Brother Constant, Kulvinder Ghir (Still Open All Hours) as Poly Verisof, Ella-Rae Smith (The Stranger) as Queen Sareth of Cloud Dominion, Holt McCallany (61st Street) as Warden Jaegger Fount, Rachel House (Eagle vs Shark) as Tellem Bond, Nimrat Kaur (Homeland) as Yanna Seldon, Ben Daniels (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Bel Riose, and Dimitri Leonidas (Riviera) as Hober Mallow.

Laura Birn as Demerzel in Foundation season 2. Photo by: Apple TV+

Season 2 Synopsis
More than a century after the season one finale, tension mounts throughout the galaxy in Foundation season two. As the Cleons unravel, a vengeful queen plots to destroy Empire from within. Hari, Gaal and Salvor discover a colony of Mentalics with psionic abilities that threaten to alter psychohistory itself. The Foundation has entered its religious phase, promulgating the Church of Seldon throughout the Outer Reach and inciting the Second Crisis: war with Empire. The monumental adaptation of Foundation chronicles the stories of four crucial individuals transcending space and time as they overcome deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity.

In our interview, Lee dives into what he loves the most about storytelling and his role in Foundation, and Laura talks about the mindset returning for season 2 and explains that it is a lot more layered and complex.

Watch the full interview with Lee and Laura below.

Foundation season 2 premieres Friday, July 14th on Apple TV+.

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