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For All Mankind season 3 trailer races to Mars


Red planet, here we come.
Red planet, here we come.
Photo: Apple TV+

If you’re a fan of critically acclaimed Apple TV+ space drama For All Mankind, brace for impact. Apple launched the season 3 trailer Monday.

In it, the alt-reality vision of a decades-long space race rockets off to Mars.

Apple TV+ For All Mankind season 3 trailer

Season three of For All Mankind jumps a decade down the storyline, with NASA aiming to occupy the surface of Mars against rivals.

Sounds a little bit like what happened on the moon earlier in this alt-reality saga. Except this time the rivals aren’t just the Soviets. Reflecting a bit of current reality, now private entities are involved.

Here’s how Apple described the upcoming confrontation in For All Mankind in Monday’s press release:

In season three, the Red Planet becomes the new frontier in the Space Race not only for the US and the Soviet Union, but also an unexpected new entrant with a lot to prove and even more at stake. Our characters find themselves going head-to-head as their ambitions for Mars come into conflict and their loyalties are tested, creating a pressure cooker that builds to a climactic conclusion.

Alt-reality space race heads to Mars

For All Mankind debuted along with Apple TV+ itself in November 2019. So far, the show received consistently good reviews. It won two Emmy Awards, too. And Rolling Stone picked For All Mankind season two as the No. 1 show of 2021.

For All Mankind started with the premise that Russia, not the U.S., reached the moon first in 1969. Given that entry point, the show depicts a version of the space race where much greater, more-urgent investment led to leaps in technology and further, more dangerously competitive space exploration.

In season one, both the Americans and the Soviets set up permanent bases on the moon, for example.

Season 3 jumps into the 1990s, when the battle for space dominance turns to Mars in this version of history. Watch the season three trailer below:


For All Mankind returning cast members

Joel Kinnaman and Shantel VanSanten return to the show for season three, reprising their roles as Ed and Karen Baldwin. The returning ensemble cast members include Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña and Wrenn Schmidt.

New series regular Edi Gathegi will play Dev Ayesa, a charismatic visionary with his sights set on the stars.

The series, from Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, is produced by Tall Ship Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

It makes its season three debut June 10 on Apple TV+. The 10-episode season unfolds with a new episode weekly on Fridays through August 12.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.