For All Mankind Season 2 release date, cast, first look photos, and more

For All Mankind Season 2: everything we know so far

For All Mankind Season 2 is coming! This was one of the most promising shows from the original Apple TV Plus launch in 2019, so it’s definitely time to get excited.

Created by Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi, and Matt Wolpert, the drama asks viewers to imagine how the world would have changed if the race to the moon had ended differently. Season 1 started with one small step—changing that emphasis on putting a man on the moon to sending women into space.

The giant leaps unfolded from there, and so did many emotional moments. Ever since finishing Episode 10 on Dec. 20, 2019, we’ve been desperate for news of when we might expect more. We finally have an answer.

What is the For All Mankind Season 2 release date?

Save the date for Feb. 19, 2021. That’s when you’ll finally be able to watch the For All Mankind Season 2 premiere. After that, they’ll release one episode every week until all 10 are live.

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For All Mankind season 2 on Apple TV Plus, photo courtesy Apple TV Plus

For All Mankind Season 2 cast

Many original cast members are returning. There are a few new faces, too.

Most importantly, all the women who played our first female astronauts are back. You’ll get to see more of Krys Marshall as Danielle Poole, Jodi Balfour as Ellen Waverly, Wrenn Schmidt as Margo Madison, Shantel VanSanten as Karen Baldwin, Sonya Walger as Molly Cobb, and Sarah Jones as Tracy Stevens.

Michael Dorman is back as Gordo Stevens, and Joel Kinnaman is back as Ed Baldwin. They both had a difficult time on the moon last season—to say the least—so it will be interesting to see where For All Mankind Season 2 finds them.

Some of the new cast members include Casey W. Johnson, Coral Peña, and Cynthy Wu. Johnson and Wu play the children of the Stevenses and the Baldwins, respectively. So, if you’re wondering how Karen and Ed handled their grief over what happened in Season 1, or if you’re interested in the latest developments for Tracy and Gordo’s family, there’s at least part of your answer.

Peña is set to play Aleida Rosales. According to a press release, Aleida is “a brilliant engineer with a complicated past.” If you’ve seen every episode so far, you already know all about the “complicated past” in question. She’s just all grown up now.

Where’s the For All Mankind Season 2 trailer?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a trailer yet. We do, however, have the first look photos included throughout this post. They don’t really give us a ton of information, but Krys Marshall and Joel Kinnaman sure do look great in their astronaut gear.

Speaking of spacesuits, there’s also this:

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For All Mankind season 2 on Apple TV Plus, photo courtesy Apple TV Plus

Where can I watch For All Mankind Season 2?

Just like the series’s first season, Season 2 will be available exclusively on Apple TV Plus. You’ll definitely want to catch up before you watch, so make sure to get that subscription as soon as possible!

What else can we expect from For All Mankind Season 2?

The team of executive producers will once again be Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, and Maril Davis. This is definitely positive news since the original product was so good—you don’t want to mess with something that already works.

Unlike the previous season, we will not be joining our friends from NASA in the 1960s or even the ’70s. Instead, we’re getting a peek at what’s happening in the world in 1983. Honestly, it’s really a good year to set a show about women astronauts

Per Apple TV Plus Press, here’s the new season’s synopsis:

“For All Mankind” season two picks up a decade later in 1983. It’s the height of the Cold War and tensions between the United States and the USSR are at their peak. Ronald Reagan is president and the greater ambitions of science and space exploration are at threat of being squandered as the US and Soviets go head-to-head to control sites rich in resources on the moon.

The Department of Defense has moved into Mission Control, and the militarization of NASA becomes central to several characters’ stories: some fight it, some use it as an opportunity to advance their own interests, and some find themselves at the height of a conflict that may lead to nuclear war.

Evidently, while there were some political shake-ups earlier in the timeline, we still wound up with Ronald Reagan as president in the early ’80s. That is probably terrible news for the likes of Ellen Waverly and Larry Wilson.

You will have to wait just a little bit longer to see if that prediction is accurate, though. Here’s hoping it isn’t.

What are you hoping to see happen in For All Mankind Season 2? Drop us a comment to let us know!