The space race is booming, and they’re headed to Mars. Watch an exclusive inside look at the new season of Apple TV+ “For All Mankind.”
The ensemble cast returning for season three includes Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey W. Johnson, Coral Peña and Wrenn Schmidt, along with new series regular Edi Gathegi who will play Dev Ayesa, a charismatic visionary with his sights set on the stars.
The propulsive new season of the alternate-reality series takes viewers to a new decade, moving into the early ’90s with a high-octane race to a new planetary frontier: Mars.
The season kicks off in 1992, almost 10 years after our beloved Tracy and Gordo Stevens (Sarah Jones and Michael Dorman) duct-taped themselves up and ran across the surface of the Moon to stop a nuclear meltdown, Danielle Poole (Krys Marshall) bucked protocol to offer a handshake that cooled U.S./Soviet tensions, and Director of NASA Margo Madison (Wrenn Schmidt) had unwittingly become a Soviet asset. Now, Tracy and Gordo have become immortalized not only in a statue that sits outside JSC but in the hit romance movie Love in the Skies starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, Dani is waiting to hear whether she or Ed Baldwin (Joel Kinnaman) will be selected to command NASA’s first mission to Mars, and Margo, well, Margo has shared a whole lot of intel with her Soviet counterpart Sergei (Piotr Adamczyk) over the past 10 years.
With the space program only getting larger and more powerful in the past decade, other things have changed too: Karen Baldwin (Shantel VanSanten) has become a pioneer in the space tourism industry, Ellen Wilson (Jodi Balfour) has left NASA behind for a quickly rising political career, and the discovery of an element called Helium-3 on the Moon has changed the clean energy game and catapulted engineer Dev Ayesa (Edi Gathegi), a major new addition to Season 3 and a nod to today’s space-obsessed tech billionaires, to the top of the power list as he tosses his company Helios into the space race in hopes of making Mars a “free enterprise zone.”
For All Mankind has been a thrilling take on alternate history that started with America’s greatest defeat that catapulted them to its most promising future.
Season 3 premieres exclusively on Apple TV+ June 10th.