Foundation Season 2 Adds A Whopping 10 New Cast Members

The massive Apple TV+ sci-fi series "Foundation" has just added even more cast members to its ranks. The streamer has just shared a first look at season 2 of the series, which is based on Isaac Asimov's beloved series of novels. According to a press release, the show is adding 10 new cast members for its sophomore season.

Lee Pace and Jared Harris star in the series, which David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman adapted despite the sprawling series having long-since been considered impossible to put on screen. Yet the first season earned a dedicated fanbase, with Asmov's daughter, executive producer Robyn Asimov, saying the show has surpassed all expectations. Now, as the series' story grows, so does its cast of characters.

Meet The Newbies

Among the new recruits is "Mindhunter" alum Holt McCallany, who will play Terminus Warden Jaegger Fount. Rachel House, the New Zealand actress who has stolen scenes in several Taika Waititi films as well as "Whale Rider," will play Tellem Bond, the "mysterious leader of the Mentallics."

Fresh off a role in Sundance feature "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande," Isabella Laughland will play an upbeat evangelist and endearing true believer named Brother Constant, while "Bend it Like Beckham" actor Kulvinder Ghir will play a smart but drunk cynic working within the Church of the Galactic Spirit.

The new "Foundation" roster seems to include heroes and villains alike, from the hate-fueled Warlord of Kalgan (Mikael Persbrandt) to charming and resourceful Queen Sareth (Ella-Rae Smith). Sandra Yi Sencindiver also joins the cast as royal counselor Enjoiner Rue, while Dimitri Leonidas will play morally shady master trader Hober Mallow. Ben Daniels is noble general Bel Roise, while Nimrat Kaur, the tenth listed new cast member, joins as a character whose backstory is a mystery to us — Yanna Seldon.

While some of these characters, like Hober Mallow and Poy Verisof, appear in the "Foundation" books, others aren't and have possibly been renamed or re-imagined. The casting announcement also came with a first image from season 2, in which Lee Pace's Brother Day points a finger at Jared Harris' Hari Seldon. The clone leader and doom-predicting mathematician have had problems before, so this is nothing new, but Brother Day's snazzy, free-flowing outfit complete with a see-through top definitely is. The world may be headed for certain doom, but at least the guy's got style.

A premiere date for "Foundation" season 2 has not yet been announced.