The first season of the award-winning series, based on the books of Isaac Asimov, was filmed in Ireland.
Now the crew will move to Prague and other locations in the Czech Republic. The average budget per episode is $4.5 million, for a total of more than CZK 100 million.
The series follows a ruling empire in the future whose grip on control comes at risk when a mathematician (Jared Harris) uses a mathematical model to predict the empire’s demise and mankind’s descent into the dark ages.
The world of the Foundation series takes place more than 20,000 years into the future, when mankind will settle the entire galaxy and create a unified empire that will unite all human-inhabited planets.
Based on the book series by Isaac Asimov, Foundation follows a “band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it” and the storyline sprawls a massive timeline of over 1,000 years.
Brought to life by David Goyer, whose writing credits include Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, the showrunner says in the teaser that the book series has tried to be made for the past 50 years.
The first book published by Asimov was released in 1942, and spawned many prequels, sequels, and spin-offs, the last of which was released in 1993, one year after the famed American author passed away.
Foundation premiered on September 24, 2021. In October 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.