FOR ALL MANKIND Gets Season 5 Renewal, Spinoff Series

For All Mankind
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Apple TV+ has ordered a fifth season of their hit alternate history science-fiction series For All Mankind. Additionally, the streamer has also ordered a spinoff series for the show titled Star City.

The series premiered in 2019 and chronicles an alternate history of the late 20th century/early 21st century where the Soviets beat the United States to being the first country to land a man on the moon. Each season tracks how history could have unfolded over the subsequent decades in the wake of that once monumental difference. While some things remain similar to how we know history to have played out, other things played out very differently. Ronald Reagan was still elected president in 1980 but by the end of the 1990s, the Soviet Union still existed and both the US and the Soviets both have bases on the Moon and have established a cooperative base on Mars. Season five will jump forward to the 2010s.

The spinoff series, Star City, will take a look at the Soviet Union’s side of this history, the series taking its name from the real life scientific installation which served as the center of the Soviet space effort. In a statement announcing both the season 5 renewal and the new spinoff, Apple TV+ described Star City as –

[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.

For All Mankind showrunners Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, who co-created this new series as well as For All Mankind alongside Ronald D Moore, will be doing the same duty for Star City. Beyond that, though, no other creatives were announced as attached to the new show. No premier dates were announced for either show.

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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