Apple TV+ debuts 1st trailer 'For All Mankind', an alternative-history drama where USSR beats NASA to the moon
Apple TV's first trailer ever just dropped and it is of 'For All Mankind'. While the streaming service has not announced when it will go live, the trailer of one of the shows to debut on the streaming service has definitely increased the anticipation about shows that would be available to viewers on the streaming site.
'For All Mankind' starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones among others is a space drama, which will portray what an alternate possibility of what would have happened if the race between USSR and USA had never ended. What if they continued to fight despite losing the first man on moon title to USSR?
Ronald D. Moore, the Emmy-award winning creator has made this show along with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. Moore has also created 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Outlander.' The trailer portrays the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers and their families, and what really goes behind orchestrating a mission to the moon. We also see Sarah Jones as Tracy Stevens become an astronaut for a mission that the space research center gives a go-ahead to in its race with the USSR.
The show will also see Shantel VanSanten as Karen Baldwin, Wrenn Schmidt as Margo Madison, Jodi Balfour as Ellen Waverly in main roles throughout the series; and Eric Ladin as Gene Kranz, Arturo Del Puerto as Octavio Rosales, Rebecca Wisocky as Marge Slayton in recurring roles. The series will show astronauts, engineers, and others in NASA continue to strive for one-upmanship against the USSR.
The show will premiere in Fall and it is highly likely that the streaming service will go live sometime then as well. The show is set in the 1960s and 70s and the show's first run is expected to be 10 episodes long. The Apple+ team had so far kept the details regarding the show on under wraps. While it is known that the streaming site will debut this fall, the price for subscription and other details are yet to be announced by the founders.
Other than 'For All Mankind', Apple TV+ has ordered 10 new episodes of 'Amazing Stories'. 'The Morning Show' will see Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston take part in each of the two seasons that Apple TV+ has signed up for. The show itself is a talk show style drama that will give viewers an insight into the life of early morning talk show hosts.
Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul's 'Truth Be Told' is one of the other series, the filming of which has already concluded. Based on a novel by Kathleen Barber, it focusses on a podcast that reopens a murder case and how it affects the life of a victim's daughter. Apple has ordered 10 episodes of this series.
The other shows that are currently being developed and in the middle of filming include 'See' - a post-apocalyptic drama where the survivors are all rendered blind after a virus attack erases most of humankind. "You Think It, I'll Say It" is a comedy series based on a short story collection by Curtis Sittenfeld. 'Little America', an anthology series written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, will feature stories of immigrants in America with each episode written by different writers.
A show based on the early life and career of NBA star and Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant is also in the works and also a television adaptation of the 2003 novel 'Shantaram' by Gregory David Roberts.
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