Apple shared the trailer for the second season of “For All Mankind.” The space drama’s continued season will premiere on Friday, February 19 next month.
The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and created by Ronald Moore, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert with Golden Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions. The series stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, Jodi Balfour, Krys Marshall, and Sonya Walger.
The drama tells an alternate history through the eyes of NASA astronauts and their families when the Soviet Union succeeds in the first crewed Moon landing ahead of the United States. It explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.
The second season picks up in 1983 with tensions between the United States and USSR at their peak. Ronald Reagan is president and the US and USSR are fighting over the resources available on 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.