Apple TV+ renews For All Mankind, spins off Star City


For All Mankind spinoff Star City
Not only do fans of the hit sci-fi show get a new season, they get "For All Mankind" spinoff "Star City."
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Apple TV+ renewed its hit alternative-history sci-fi show For All Mankind Wednesday for a fifth season. And, while it was at it, it threw in a whole new spinoff series! For All Mankind spinoff Star City will delve further into secrets of the Soviet space program.

Apple TV+ renews For All Mankind and spins off new series Star City

Award-winning space drama series For All Mankind — which rewrites the history of the space race — will return for season five, Apple TV+ finally revealed.

But that’s not all. The show’s creators, Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, will launch a brand-new spinoff series, Star City. It’s named after the Soviet/Russian space program’s longtime HQ outside of Moscow.

“Our fascination with the Soviet space program has grown with every season of For All Mankind,” said executive producers and showrunners Wolpert and Nedivi. “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.”

Here’s how Apple TV+ describes the new For All Mankind spinoff Star City:

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. [We show] 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.

Wolpert, Nedivi, and Moore created the new show. Along with Nedivi and Wolpert, Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Television produces the show as well as For All Mankind.

For All Mankind season 5

For All Mankind - Ed and Kelly Baldwin
Ed Baldwin (Joel Kinnaman) gets a lot older by season 4 of the show. Here he hugs his daughter, Kelly (Cynthy Wu), at Happy Valley, Mars.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ pointed out that For All Mankind has been called “one of the best shows on television.” And its fourth season holds a perfect 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. And it nets 93% for the show as a whole, not bad.

“With each new season, For All Mankind continues to build out a fascinating world and capture global audiences through high quality storytelling so skillfully developed by Ron, Matt and Ben,” said Matt Cherniss. He’s head of programming for Apple TV+.

“There is so much to explore, and we, along with our partners at Sony, can’t wait to dive into this next chapter of the engrossing For All Mankind universe,” he added.

If you missed season 4 of the show, here’s a description (and be sure to check out Cult of Mac‘s recaps, too):

The latest season of For All Mankind rocketed the series into the new millennium. In the eight years since season three, Happy Valley has rapidly expanded its footprint on Mars by turning former foes into partners. It’s now 2003, and the focus of the space program has turned to the capture and mining of extremely valuable, mineral-rich asteroids that could change the future of both Earth and Mars. But simmering tensions between the residents of the now-sprawling international base threaten to undo everything they work toward.

Watch For All Mankind on Apple TV+

While waiting for the fifth season, you can stream the first four seasons of For All Mankind on Apple TV+.

The service is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 471 wins and 2,090 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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Source: Apple TV+



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