For All Mankind Season Five Announced by Apple, including New Spin-Off Series Star City

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For All Mankind, Apple’s critically acclaimed sci-fi drama that explores an alternative history in which the U.S. failed to land on the Moon before the Soviet Union did, will be back in the form of a fifth season, Apple TV+ has announced. Star City, a spin-off of For All Mankind that will flip the script by exploring the world of the Soviet space program, is also in development, produced for Apple TV+ by Sony Pictures Television.

Star City involves all of For All Mankind’s creators, which include:

  • Ronald D. Moore
  • Matt Wolpert (showrunner)
  • Ben Nedivi (showrunner)

Quotes from the team:

  • Wolpert and Nedivi, executive producers
    • “Our fascination with the Soviet space program has grown with every season of For All Mankind.”
    • “The more we learned about this secret city in the forests outside Moscow where the Soviet cosmonauts and engineers worked and lived, the more we wanted to tell this story of the other side of the space race.”
    • “We could not be more excited to continue building out the alternate history universe of For All Mankind with our partners at Apple and Sony.”
  • Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+
    • “With each new season, For All Mankind continues to build out a fascinating world and capture global audiences through high quality storytelling that has been so skillfully developed by Ron, Matt and Ben.”
    • “There is so much to explore, and we, along with our partners at Sony, can’t wait to dive into this next chapter of the engrossing For All Mankind universe.”

A look at For All Mankind S4, which saw Ed Baldwin (Joel Kinnaman) as an older commander in Mars space:

Apple’s description for Star City:

“Star City” is a propulsive, paranoid thriller that takes us back to the key moment in the alt-history retelling of the space race — when the Soviet Union became the first nation to put a man on the moon. But this time, we explore the story from behind the Iron Curtain, showing the lives of the cosmonauts, the engineers and the intelligence officers embedded among them in the Soviet space program, and the risks they all took to propel humanity forward.


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