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Season One is the first season of Foundation on Apple TV+. The series consists of ten episodes; the first three episodes are scheduled to air on September 24, 2021. Rupert Sanders directs the first episode, while Alex Graves, Jennifer Phang, and Roxann Dawson will all direct episodes of the series.

Episodes[]

Image Episode Information
Foundation Ep1.jpg      "The Emperor's Peace"
Gaal Dornick leaves her life at Synnax behind when the galaxy's greatest mathematician, Hari Seldon, invites her to Trantor.
Foundation Ep2.jpg      "Preparing to Live"
The Foundation makes the long journey to Terminus as Gaal and Raych grow closer. The Empire faces a difficult decision.
Foundation Ep3.jpg      "The Mathematician's Ghost"
  • Airdate: October 1, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 03 / 03
  • Directed by: Alex Graves
  • Written by: Olivia Purnell
Brother Dusk reflects on his legacy as he prepares for ascension. The Foundation arrives on Terminus and finds a mysterious object.
Foundation Ep4.jpg      "Barbarians at the Gate"
  • Airdate: October 8, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 04 / 04
  • Directed by: Alex Graves
  • Written by: Lauren Bello
Salvor faces off with an enemy of the Empire. Brothers Day and Dusk are at odds, while Brother Dawn wrestles with his truth.
Foundation Ep5.jpg      "Upon Awakening"
  • Airdate: October 15, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 05 / 05
  • Directed by: Alex Graves
  • Written by: Leigh Dana Jackson
A flashback reveals the origins of Gaal's conflict between faith and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.
Foundation Ep6.jpg      "Death and the Maiden"
  • Airdate: October 22, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 06 / 06
  • Directed by: Jennifer Phang
  • Written by: Marcus Gardley
Brother Day meets Zephyr Halima—a would-be leader who opposes the Empire. Brother Dusk grows suspicious of Brother Dawn.
Foundation Ep7.jpg      "Mysteries and Martyrs"
  • Airdate: October 29, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 07 / 07
  • Directed by: Jennifer Phang
  • Written by: Caitlin Sanders
The Anacreons and their hostages board the fabled Invictus warship. The bond between Brother Dawn and Azura intensifies.
Foundation Ep8.jpg      "The Missing Piece"
  • Airdate: November 5, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 08 / 08
  • Directed by: Roxann Dawson
  • Written by: Sarah Nolen
Brother Day embarks on a journey that no other Cleon has ever attempted. Salvor prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to return home.
Foundation Ep9.jpg      "The First Crisis"
  • Airdate: November 12, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 09 / 09
  • Directed by: Roxann Dawson
  • Written by: Victoria Morrow
On Terminus, Salvor witnesses how powerful the null field has become. Brother Dawn makes a daring choice.
Foundation Ep10.jpg      "The Leap"
Season Finale. An unexpected ally helps Salvor Hardin broker an alliance. A confrontation between the Brothers leads to unthinkable consequences.
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