'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+ Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Plot, and More

The creator of 'Battlestar Galactica' is going to the Moon. Kind of.

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So say we all, all over again. Ronald D. Moore, the creator of the acclaimed Battlestar Galactica reboot series and the epic romance series Outlander on Starz, is working on a new science-fiction drama exclusively for Apple TV+, an upcoming streaming service from the tech giant

Titled For All Mankind, here’s all we know so far about Moore’s new series that will air exclusively on Apple’s streaming service.

We currently do not know much beyond vague story details and casting. But bookmark this page and we’ll continually update with first-look preview images, trailers, and more when they’re made available.

What Is Ronald D. Moore Working on for Apple TV+?

Ronald D. Moore, along with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, are working on a new series titled For All Mankind.

Described by Deadline as a “space drama,” the series will explore a reality in which the mid-century space race “had never ended.”

What Do You Mean “Never Ended”?

In the 20th century, the United States and Russia competed in the “Space Race,” a global competition to achieve dominance in spaceflight. Spinning off the arms race for nuclear weaponry in the aftermath of World War II, achieving breakthroughs in the Space Race would assure citizens of either nation not just the sophistication of national security, but in ideological superiority.

In other words, the Space Race was a billion-dollar status symbol, one that would signify which country was more prepared for the future. The United States effectively “won” the Space Race on July 20, 1969, when NASA successfully landed the first men on Earth’s Moon.

The legacy of the Space Race endures in the form of sophisticated consumer technologies, ranging from laptop computers, satellites, video game joysticks, freeze drying, and virtual reality, to non-consumer tech such as water purification systems, solar cells, landmine removals, and food safety procedures adopted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

But as the series asks: What if the race to space had never ended? Based on how much our real, everyday life made quantum leaps thanks to the breakthroughs made during the Space Race, For All Mankind might depict life with far more advanced technology than we currently have.

When Will For All Mankind Premiere?

There is no known release date for For All Mankind, however, Apple TV+ is set to launch this fall. It’s possible For All Mankind could arrive at the same time, or later.

Where Can I Watch the Trailer for For All Mankind?

There is currently no trailer for For All Mankind. However, filming for the series concluded in March 2019, meaning it’s only a matter of time until such promotional material are released to the public.

Apple also released a brief montage clip showing scenes from various original shows coming to Apple TV+. So if you’re desperate for an early look that’s your best bet.

Who Is Starring in For All Mankind?

The initial cast for For All Mankind includes:

  • Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad, Altered Carbon) as “Edward Baldwin”
  • Michael Dorman (Patriot) as “Gordo Stevens”
  • Sarah Jones (Alcatraz) as “Tracy Stevens”
  • Shantel VanSanten (The Flash) as “Karen Baldwin”
  • Wrenn Schmidt (The Americans) as “Margo Madison”
  • Jodi Balfour (True Detective, The Crown) as “Ellen Waverly”

In August 2018, The Hollywood Reporter revealed some details regarding who these characters are. THR said Kinnaman and VanSanten star as “a prominent NASA couple,” while Schmidt’s Margo is “a NASA engineer.”

What Else to Know

For All Mankind was the third series ordered by Apple in its effort to offer a robust slate of programming when it launches its original streaming service in the near future. The exact details regarding Apple’s platform, which is intended to rival Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other new platforms like Disney+ (launching sometime in 2019), remain unknown for now.

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For All Mankind does not yet have a premiere date.