For All Mankind

For All Mankind – Apple announces Season 5 and a Soviet spinoff

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The For All Mankind team head behind the Iron Curtain to look at the story of Star City

Apple TV+ have announced that its alt-reality series For All Mankind is getting a fifth season.

Jumping up the timeline, each season has explored key moments in the space race since it diverged from our reality when the USSR beat the USA to the moon in 1969.

For All Mankind (c) Tall Ships Productions/Sony Pictures Television/Apple TV+

In Season 4, set in 2023, the focus of the space program was on mining extremely valuable, mineral-rich asteroids with the potential to change the future of both the Earth and Mars.

Star City

Additionally, the show gains a spinoff series looking at the Soviet space program:

A robust expansion of the “For All Mankind” universe, “Star City” is a propulsive, paranoid thriller that takes us back to the key moment in the alt-history retelling of the space race — when the Soviet Union became the first nation to put a man on the moon. But this time, we explore the story from behind the Iron Curtain, showing the lives of the cosmonauts, the engineers and the intelligence officers embedded among them in the Soviet space program, and the risks they all took to propel humanity forward.

Star City is created by the team behind the main show, Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. Nedivi and Wolpert serve as showrunners and executive produce alongside Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions.

Wolpert and Nedivi said:

“Our fascination with the Soviet space program has grown with every season of ‘For All Mankind’. The more we learned about this secret city in the forests outside Moscow where the Soviet cosmonauts and engineers worked and lived, the more we wanted to tell this story of the other side of the space race. We could not be more excited to continue building out the alternate history universe of ‘For All Mankind’ with our partners at Apple and Sony.”

All four seasons of For All Mankind are now streaming globally on Apple TV+.