'For All Mankind' Season 2: Release date, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about Apple TV+ space show

'For All Mankind' Season 2: Release date, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about Apple TV+ space show
Edward Baldwin and Molly Cobb in 'For All Mankind' (Screenshot Apple TV+)

After having been renewed for a second season, the Apple TV+'s space show 'For All Mankind' has set a release date. The show centers on space and weapons war between Americans and the Soviets set in the 80s and it portrays an alternate history where the US is not the country that sent the first man to land on the moon and Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin are just the first Americans to land on the moon. Not just that, the second season will also see how NASA has progressed after having found traces of water on the moon.


Release date

The second season of Apple TV+ original is slated to release on February 19 and can be streamed.


Season 1: 

The first season of the show centered on US and USSR's space war, where the two countries battled to be the first to land, the first to set up a military base and even the first to find a water source on the moon. The US might have failed to land on the moon first, but it does manage to find the water source before the Soviets, and even set a military base on the moon. Following this, the Soviets try to infringe on the area where the US has found a water source, resulting in a global conflict. The season also introduced us to the main characters, the astronauts, their family members and we also see their lives change over time with each of them connected to different space missions. 


Season 2:

The executive producer of 'For All Mankind', Maril Davis, confirmed on Twitter that they are filming season 2 currently. She wrote, "We’re filming S2 now. Well, not now exactly (it’s Saturday and the holidays) but we will resume filming in January!" However, as of now, details about the plotline of the upcoming episodes has not been revealed. 



Joel Kinnaman as Edward Baldwin

A still of Joel Kinnaman from 'For all Mankind', the Apple TV show. (Source: IMDb)


Joel Kinnaman plays the role of astronaut Edward Baldwin, who heads the Apollo 22 mission towards the end of the season. He is stranded at the military base on the moon for a while after Gordo Stevens finds himself mentally disturbed during the mission. This leads the team to get Gordo and Danielle Poole to take the safe boat back to Earth. During this time, Baldwin loses his son, who dies in an accident. This affects him mentally leading to self-destructive decision making on the moon. 


Michael Dorman as Gordo Stevens

A still of Edward, Gordo, and Danielle in 'For All Mankind'. (Source: IMDb)


Actor Michael Dorman plays Gordo Stevens, who happens to be Baldwin's close friend. He is on the mission along with Baldwin on Apollo 22, and because of living in isolation and in a confined space with two other people, he gets disturbed enough to almost kill himself.

Wrenn Schmidt as Margo Madison


A still of Margo Madison from 'For All Mankind'. (Source: Apple TV+)

Wrenn Schmidt's character Margo Madison starts as the first woman in the Flight Controller Room and is the second woman Flight Director at NASA.


Sarah Jones as Tracy Stevens

Actor Sarah Jones' character Tracy Stevens begins as Gordo's wife, who takes care of the household. But then, she is chosen by NASA to take part in the training to become a NASA astronaut and she successfully completes training to become one of the four women to finally get selected. 


The show also stars Shantel VanSanten as Karen Baldwin, Jodi Balfour as Ellen Waverly, Krys Marshall as Danielle Poole and Sonya Walger as Molly Cobb. 


'For All Mankind' has 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ronald D Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi on board as creators and executive producers along with Maril Davis.

Trailers and teasers

The first complete trailer of the show was released on January 15 and it features our favorite characters back on the base and this time they are fighting a different war. The show is set much after the incidents of the first season and will introduce a new set of trainee astronauts --men and women -- who are being trained to go on missions to the moon. In the meantime, the Soviets have something sinister planned as they plan to introduce a new weapon. It depends on NASA to stand for peace and thwart all plans that the Soviets are concocting. The trailer also teases how Edward may find it in him to go on another mission after having lost his son during one.




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