As you’ve probably learned from the internet today, this marks the 50th anniversary of the historic launch of Apollo 11. Tech giant Apple, which has recently gone into TV production, has released a new, short sneak-peek video for its space. – theme For all mankind series that aligns with the milestone.
This is the second trailer for the show, but it has a different focus from the one we saw last month. In it, the showrunners discuss the motivation behind making For all mankind, the themes it will cover, and more in a series of interviews interspersed with visual material. Some clips are new, but many have been recycled from the previous trailer.
However, those interviewed included (among others) co-creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore – best known as the creator and showrunner of 2004’s Battlestar Galactica† foreigner on Starz, and a longtime writer and producer for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—Maril Davis (who wrote much of) Battlestar Galacticabest episodes), and Michael Okuda, who famously led the art direction for the 24th century Star Trek series. Those are clearly sci-fi fan favorites, so it’s good to hear them talk about how space exploration can inspire.
For all mankind is set in an alternate recent history where the Soviet Union defeated the United States to put a man on the moon. The show depicts the consequences and the ensuing greatly amplified space race, which is apparently very different from history. The series will premiere on Apple TV+, the streaming TV subscription service Apple announced at its service-focused event in March.
We still don’t have a premiere date for the series, but the trailer makes it look so much like For all humanity has already been shot. So we suspect it’s just a matter of when Apple launches the service itself. The company promised to launch Apple TV+ in September.
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