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Apple TV+ offers first look and reveals expanded cast for 'Foundation' Season 2

Confident clerics and terrible drunks join Apple TV+’s adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic book series.

By James Comtois
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With a second season of Foundation in the works over at Apple TV+, the ambitious small-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s award-winning classic book series is expanding its cast with 10 new actors coming aboard for Season 2. Apple TV+ also gave fans a first look at the sophomore season.

The streaming service announced that the new stars joining the cast of Foundation for Season 2 include Isabella Laughland, Kulvinder Ghir, Sandra Yi Sencindiver, Ella-Rae Smith, Dimitri Leonidas, Ben Daniels, Holt McCallany, Mikael Persbrandt, Rachel House, and Nimrat Kaur.

Check out the image from the upcoming season below, which features Emmy nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace.

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Below are the roles that the new cast members will play:

Laughland plays 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.

Ghir is 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.

Sencindiver portrays 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 counselor.

Smith takes the role of 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.

Leonidas, meanwhile, will play Hober Mallow, a master trader with a sarcastic personality and questionable morals, who is summoned against his will to serve a higher, selfless cause.

Daniels is 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.

McCallany will portray Warden Jaegger Fount, the current Warden of Terminus and guardian of its citizens against external threats.

Persbrandt will appear 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.

House joins the cast as Tellem Bond, mysterious leader of the Mentallics.

Kaur will play the role of Yanna Seldon.

Created and produced by showrunner David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), Foundation takes place in the Galactic Empire, which has existed for 12,000 years. However, Hari Seldon (Harris), a brilliant mathematician, determines through the newly invented science of "psychohistory" that the empire will fall in 300 years and won't recover for 30,000 years unless the leaders follow his path to mitigate the destruction.

While we wait for Dr. Seldon & Co. to stave off total disaster, the first season of Foundation is available to stream on Apple TV+.