For All Mankind renewed for third season ahead of season 2 premiere
There may still be three months left until the arrival of the second season of Apple TV+’s hit sci-fi alternate history drama For All Mankind, but the streaming platform isn’t planning on grounding it anytime soon as it has already been renewed for a third season.
From Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner, Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), For All Mankind explores what would have happened if the global space race never ended. The drama presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the US to the moon.
Season two of the space drama picks up a decade later in 1983. It’s the height of the Cold War and tensions between the United States and the USSR are at their peak. Ronald Reagan is president and the greater ambitions of science and space exploration are at threat of being squandered as the US and Soviets go head-to-head to control sites rich in resources on the moon. The Department of Defense has moved into Mission Control, and the militarization of NASA becomes central to several characters’ stories: some fight it, some use it as an opportunity to advance their own interests, and some find themselves at the height of a conflict that may lead to nuclear war.
The series stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt and Jodi Balfour and is created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. New stars for season two include Cynthy Wu (Holidate) as Kelly, an astronaut’s daughter, Coral Peña (Chemical Hearts) as adult Aleida Rosales, who was first introduced in season one, and Casey W. Johnson (GLOW) as Danny Stevens, the son of astronauts Gordo (Dorman) and Tracy (Jones).
The second season of For All Mankind is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on February 19, 2021.