“For All Mankind” Season 5 Confirmed, New Spin-Off in the Works

Screenshot from “For All Mankind”
Screenshot from “For All Mankind”

For All Mankind put an interesting twist on the history of the space race, and Apple TV+ is betting big on its future. The streaming giant renewed this alt-history sci-fi series for its fifth season, and they’re expanding its universe with a new spin-off Star City.

For All Mankind put a “what if” take on the history of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. It’s set in an alternate timeline where the Soviets won the space race after being the first nation to land a man on the Moon, forcing NASA to try and catch up over the course of the next few decades.

For All Mankind will return for its fifth season, but Apple TV+ is also planning to continue telling this story from a different perspective. The new spin-off Star City will center on Soviet cosmonauts, engineers, and intelligence officers, who took huge risks to propel humanity forward.

Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi co-wrote the spin-off alongside Ronald D. Moore, and serve as its showrunners. Their fascination with the Soviet space program grew with every season of For All Mankind, and they can’t wait to tell the tale about “the secret city in the forests outside Moscow where the Soviet cosmonauts and engineers worked and lived.”