Apple announced on Tuesday that its show “For All Mankind” on Apple TV+ has been renewed for a third season ahead of the season two’s premiere on February 19, 2021.
For All Mankind Season 3
From Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony Pictures Television, “For All Mankind” is a fictional retelling of the Space Race where the USSR beats the U.S. 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.
Season two will be ten episodes long and feature new stars: Cynthy Wu (“Holidate,” “Before I Fall,” “American Vandal”) as Kelly, an astronaut’s daughter; Coral Peña (“Chemical Hearts,” “The Post”) as adult Aleida Rosales, who we met in season one; Casey W. Johnson (“GLOW,” “Rise”) as Danny Stevens, the son of astronauts Gordo (Dorman) and Tracy (Jones).