Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the United States putting the first man on the Moon, Apple TV+'s latest series For All Mankind explores a very different version of the space race between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
The ten-episode first season shows an alternate history where the Soviet Union beat the U.S. by successfully landing a cosmonaut on the Moon in the 1960s, leading NASA to move its plans beyond the moon to compensate for its loss.
Created by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Fargo's Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the upcoming series finds the American government putting forward plans to install a permanent lunar installation. They also plan missions to other planets in the solar system and train an all-female team of astronauts.
While the United States may have lost the race to get to the Moon before the Soviet Union, this alternate Space Race has only just begun.
Created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi, For All Mankind stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt and Jodi Balfour. It is scheduled to premiere this fall on Apple TV+.