Apple revealed the first trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ series ‘For All Mankind’ at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Created by Ronald D. Moore, who is known for ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Outlander,’ Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the series is billed as an alternate history drama by Variety. Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, and Jodi Balfour join the cast.
Seth Gordon directs ‘For All Mankind’ which unfolds in the backdrop of the historic space race and Cold War between the world’s two most powerful nations in the ’60s and ’70s. The plot follows a group of NASA astronauts and engineers who create an alternate history in which the Soviet Union and the U.S. continue their race to reach the lunar surface first. Contrary to the real-world history, the USSR wins the race to the moon in the series. Unlike other sci-fi vehicles, the series also depicts the ordeal of the families of NASA astronauts and engineers. The first season reportedly consists of 10 episodes.
In a press event in March, Apple revealed that Apple TV+ will feature a wide range of original shows, movies and documentaries. The streaming service has inked deals with several top-notch celebrities and filmmakers to develop exclusive content for the platform. According to various reports, Oprah, J.J. Abrams and M. Night Shyamalan are working on their independent Apple TV+ projects.
The Cold War annals reveal the neck-to-neck race of the Russians and Americans to prove their dominance in the outer space. In 1959, the USSR got a head start with Luna 2 mission which managed to land the first human-made object on the lunar surface. The Americans picked up the lead in the race with the historic crewed Apollo 11 mission on 20th July 1969 in which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched the moon.
The 2018 movie ‘First Man‘ directed by Damien Chazelle depicts the Apollo 11 mission from the perspective of Neil A. Armstrong, with Ryan Gosling playing the role of Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Apple is yet to reveal more details like the plot, release date and the number of seasons of ‘All For Mankind.’
Apple previously released snippets from some upcoming attractions during the press event in March. The other shows set to launch include ‘The Morning Show,’ starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories,’ the series ‘Little Voice’ from Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams, and ‘Dickinson,’ which is based on the life of the famous poet Emily Dickinson. Apple TV+ is expected to launch this fall. But tech giant keeps the pricing plans and availability details of the platform under tight wraps.
Check out the first trailer for ‘For All Mankind’ below.
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