For All Mankind traveled to Mars in the third season of the space race series set in an alternate timeline of Apple TV+. The series from creators Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert will go even further in time and space.
But for a, the drama had to get a 4th season first. This was announced at the end of the panel dedicated to the series, the famous convention of pop culture fans.
“I’m thrilled that we can continue to move forward on this incredible story,” Moore told Deadline. “From the start, I hoped it would be a long, multi-year journey. It’s been rewarding to see what we’ve done and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do in the future.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to continue to evolve our series into the 2000s in Season 4,” said Wolpert.
“The reaction to Season 3 has been amazing so far,” Nedivi noted. “I’m thrilled that Apple is giving us the opportunity to continue telling our story. Ron, Matt and I have always had a long-term plan for the series and the deeper we get into our alternate history, the more audiences will start to see that vision. come alive.”
The production of season 4 of the geopolitical and increasingly interstellar series For All Mankind is due to begin next month, with a likely launch next year on Apple’s streaming service.
In the series, it all started in 1969 when the USSR beat the USA in the race to find out which nation would be the first to set foot on the Moon. Season 2 then took our astronauts and cosmonauts to 1983, on Earth’s natural satellite to find out who would be the first to colonize the star. Finally, Season 3 sees these same heroes in the mid-90s vying for priority to set foot on Mars. As Wolpert made clear, the series will jump a decade again for season 4 and be set in the 21st century.
The series also deals with issues of representation: season 3 currently shows a former astronaut with a dark secret to be president of the United States, having beaten Bill Clinton in the 1992 elections. An African-American and gay astronaut has also put his feet on the planet rouge, in a US society that still hasn’t settled the issues of racism and homophobia. Questions of (fossil) energy also keep the engines of the shuttles running, while the big state machines have to deal with private industry with more and more means.
Besides Moore, Wolpert and Nedivi, last Friday’s Comic-Con panel included producer Maril Davis. Kinnaman (Ed Baldwin) and Marshall (Danielle Poole) were also present along with the other cast members: Shantel VanSanten (Karen Baldwin), Wrenn Schmidt (Margo Madison), Edi Gathegi (Dev Ayesa), Coral Pea (Aleida Rosales), Jodi Balfour (Ellen Wilson), Casey Johnson (Danny Stevens), Sonya Walger (Molly Cobb) and Cynthy Wu (Kelly Baldwin).