9:24am PT by Rick Porter
'For All Mankind' Scores Early Season 3 Renewal at Apple
Apple has given an early third-season pickup to its space race drama For All Mankind.
The renewal comes about two months before the premiere of the show's second season on Feb. 19.
The Sony-produced series from Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Battlestar Galactica) follows the lives of NASA astronauts in a world where the space race of the 1950s and '60s never ended. Season two moves ahead in time to 1983, where Cold War tensions between the United States and Soviet Union lead to a militarization of NASA that threatens to squash the agency's greater ambitions of science and space exploration.
Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, Jodi Balfour, Krys Marshall and Sonya Walger are all set to reprise their roles in the second season. They'll be joined by new cast members Cynthy Wu (Holidate, American Vandal), Coral Peña (24: Legacy, The Post) and Casey W. Johnson (GLOW, Rise).
For All Mankind was one of the launch-day series for the Apple TV+ streaming platform in November 2019. The drama received a formal second-season renewal a few days after its debut, although production on season two had already begun beforehand.
More co-created the series with Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert. The trio executive produces with Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions.