Ahead of the service’s launch, Apple TV+ has announced a renewal for its new series ‘For All Mankind’. This alternate history series is set in a world where the space race between the U.S. and Russia never ended and was created by ‘Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore. The cast includes Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones, and Jodi Balfour.
“At some point, mankind starts to come together as one world community and the Cold War competition between the United States and the Soviet Union becomes less relevant and actually the two powers start to hopefully cooperate.”
The first season will consist of ten episodes. Apple is expected to renew most (if not all) of its original series offering to help even out the cost. Like all the streaming services, Apple is dumping a fortune into its original programming. Among the other original shows that Apple is reportedly either renewing or on the verge of renewing are the sci-fi fantasy series ‘See’ starring Jason Momoa, ‘Dickenson’ starring Hailee Steinfeld as famed author Emily Dickenson, immigrant comedy anthology ‘Little America’, and ‘Home Before Dark’, based on the life of young journalist Hilde Lysiak, starring Brooklynn Prince. Perhaps the flagship series being offered by Apple TV+ is ‘The Morning Show’, which stars and is executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. That series also stars Steve Carell, and Billy Crudup and was ordered for two seasons right off the bat.
In addition to that, the streaming service will offer projects from the likes of J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, M. Night Shyamalan, Oprah Winfrey, and Prince Harry.
Apple TV+ will launch on Friday, November 1. It will cost $4.99 per month after a seven-day free trial.
The premiere of ‘For All Mankind’ was held on Tuesday, Oct. 15. It will be available “for all mankind” to view on November 1, provided they sign up for Apple TV+