Filming has continued on the second season of For All Mankind, produced by Sony Pictures TV for Apple TV+.
According to Deadline, the Apple Originals drama had two episodes left to film when production shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shooting reportedly resumed Monday on the Sony lot in Culver City.
For All Mankind is co-created by Ronald D. Moore, a Star Trek veteran also responsible for the gritty Battlestar Galactica reboot. It depicts an alternate version of history in which the Soviet Union beat the US to land on the Moon. The 10-episode first season concluded in December 2019. The second season started filming in November.
Apple released a trailer for season two in July. It suggests that, in the plot, tensions will ramp up considerably between the Americans and the Soviets in the second season. It appears to be set during the 1980s.
When will For All Mankind season two debut?
Apple hasn’t yet revealed exactly when season two is set to debut. The first season was one of the first wave of shows Apple debuted on Apple TV+ in November 2019. If the makers of For All Mankind have been able to carry out post-production on the episodes shot before the shutdown during the filming hiatus, it seems possible that it could arrive one year after the first season launched. (Although, given the visual effects, it could be delayed longer than that.)
For All Mankind is only one of the many, many productions shut down due to coronavirus. It certainly fared better than fellow Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. While For All Mankind had to stop shooting, The Morning Show required a major script rewrite in order to accommodate COVID-19 into the plot.
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