'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+ Officially Renewed for Season 2

After nearly a month of reports, Apple TV+'s fictionalized version of the 1960s race to the moon, "For All Mankind," has officially been renewed for a second season. 

Season 1 of "For All Mankind," which depicts an alternate history where the Soviet Union beat the United States to the moon, debuted on the Apple TV+ streaming service Nov. 1. But hints at a second season were already in the air even as the first episodes touched down (that's a moon landing pun). A Deadline report last month said a season two was in the making, and while Apple TV+ didn't comment on that story, the service did retweet it on social media. 

But this week, as NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 12, the second crewed moon landing mission, Apple TV+ is celebrating the second season of "For All Mankind."

"It's official, 'For All Mankind' has been renewed for a second season," Apple TV+ announced via Twitter Wednesday (Nov. 13). 

Related: How Apple TV+ Changed NASA History in 'For All Mankind'

"For All Mankind" stars Joel Kinnaman ("Altered Carbon,") Michael Dorman ("Patriot,") Sarah Jones ("Alcatraz,") Shantel VanSanten ("The Flash,") Wrenn Schmidt ("The Americans,") and Jodi Balfour ("True Detective"). The series chronicles a Space Race that doesn't end with the first crewed landing, but instead includes a drive to launch the first woman in space and pursue even loftier goals in space.

"For All Mankind" is available on the Apple TV+ streaming service. Subscriptions start at $4.99 per month.

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at Space.com and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik.