Apple is hoping to tap into the frenzy for big-scale sci-fi and fantasy shows with For All Mankind , created by Ronald D. Moore, the man behind Battlestar Galactica and Outlander . The show’s premise is “what happens if the space race had never ended” and stars Joel Kinnaman ( Altered Carbon ), Kiwi actor Michael Dorman ( Patriot , The Secret Life of Us ) and Sarah Jones ( Alcatraz ).
For All Mankind – Season two
“For All Mankind” season two 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 militarisation 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, Jodi Balfour, Cynthy Wu, Coral Peña and Casey W. Johnson. “For All Mankind” is created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, and directed by Seth Gordon.
Season two premieres 19 February, 2021 on Apple TV+.