After the success of the first series, fans of For All Mankind have some weekend to look forward to, as the second season returns to Apple TV+. To mark the occasion we had the pleasure of taking part in two press days, as our co-junketeers Stefan Pape and Scott Davis between them interviewed the show’s leading star Joel Kinnaman, alongside actresses Cynthy Wu and Shantek VanSanten. We also spoke to the series’ writer & producer, Ronald D. Moore. Be sure to watch all three interviews in their entirety below, as we get the low down on what fans can expect from this ambitious second season.
Cynthy Wu & Shantel VanSanten
Ronald D. Moore
For All Mankind” explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. The series presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the US to the moon.
Season two of the space drama picks up a decade later in 1983. It’s the height of the Cold War and tensions between the United States and the USSR are at their peak. Ronald Reagan is President and the greater ambitions of science and space exploration are at threat of being squandered as the US and Soviets go head to head to control sites rich in resources on the moon. The Department of Defense has moved into Mission Control, and the militarization of NASA becomes central to several characters’ stories: some fight it, some use it as an opportunity to advance their own interests, and some find themselves at the height of a conflict that may lead to nuclear war.
For All Mankind season two launches on Apple TV+ this Friday, April 23rd