Season 3 of For All Mankind has concluded filming, bringing us closer to taking a great leap into the future and Mars!
The second edition of the Apple TV Plus space drama picked up where the first left off, with another jaw-dropping time leap after an intense episode that threatened to annihilate the inhabitants of Earth and the Moon.
Season three of For All Mankind will continue the epic drama that began with a bold premise: What if the Russians first landed on the Moon ahead of the Americans?
The space race never ended, and the two Cold War adversaries intensified the quest to inhabit the Moon and beyond.
Season 3 jumped to 1995 when the first astronauts stepped foot on Mars. As cast member Sonya Walger disclosed on Instagram, filming concluded in September (opens in new tab).
For All Mankind moves at a breakneck speed, with season 1 spanning 1969 to 1973. Season 2 leaped forward a decade to 1983, with Ronald Reagan in charge of NASA and the entire country.
And now the show is fast-forwarding once more, with a new president, new astronauts, new missions, and new obstacles. Here is all we currently know about For All Mankind’s third season.
Season 3 release date rumor for For All Mankind
Apple TV Plus has not yet announced a release date for For All Mankind season 3.
The first season launched on November 1, 2019, in conjunction with the introduction of Apple TV Plus. Season two premiered on February 19, 2021.
We think For All Mankind season 3 will premiere in summer or autumn 2022, based on the filming timeline (more on that below) and the amount of post-production work and special effects that will almost certainly be necessary.
Filming of the third season of For All Mankind
Season 3 of For All Mankind began production in late February 2021. Krys Marshall (Danielle Poole) shared a photo on Instagram of herself and Shantel VanSanten posing in front of their set trailer.
Season 3 cast of For All Mankind
Season 3 will bring some changes to For All Mankind’s large ensemble cast, albeit they are fairly unpredictable.
One thing is certain: Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones will not return, as Gordo and Tracy Stevens gave their lives to save the Moon from being destroyed by nuclear weapons.
The remaining cast members may return, albeit they will require aging cosmetics due to their roles being in their forties or fifties. This features Joel Kinnaman in the role of Ed Baldwin, Shantel VanSanten in the role of Karen Baldwin, Jodi Balfour in the role of Ellen Wilson, and Wrenn Schmidt in the role of Margo Madison.
And, according to Sonya Walger’s filming update, we know she’ll reprise her role as Molly Cobb, despite the character’s early stages of glaucoma. Molly might acquire cancer in Season 3.
Coral Pea as Aleida Rosales, Casey W. Johnson as Danny Stevens, and Cynthy Wu as Kelly Baldwin are all set to return. Perhaps one of the latter two is the astronaut who wore the boots on Mars’s surface.
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Season 3 of For All Mankind: The season 2 ending is explained
For All Mankind’s season, 2 finale is one of the greatest episodes of the year thus far. It’s an action-packed, high-stakes, gut-punch of a conclusion that sees the death of two beloved characters and establishes the groundwork for an altogether new plot in season 3.
In conclusion, the war between the Americans and the Russians reaches a stalemate, both on Earth and on the Moon. The Marines confront the Russian cosmonauts in a gunfight at the Jamestown facility, which results in the potential meltdown of a nuclear reactor.
Gordo (Michael Dorman) and Tracy (Sarah Jones) must repair the situation to save everyone on the base and prevent the Moon from becoming uninhabitable for millions of years.
They wrap themselves in duct tape and flee to the lunar surface’s harsh climate. They succeed, but at the cost of their lives. They die in each other’s arms as heroes.
Meanwhile, Ed (Joel Kinnaman) and Sally (Ellen Wroe) square off in lunar orbit over exploding a Russian ship.
Danielle (Krys Marshall) defies orders and docks with the Soyuz while in orbit around the Earth on Apollo. Her handshake with a cosmonaut is shown worldwide, inspiring President Reagan to reach an agreement with the Russians.
Margo (Wrenn Schmidt) receives a call from her Soviet colleague Sergei following the Stevenses’ sad funerals. However, it turns out that he is collaborating with intelligence officers in an attempt to convert Margo into an asset for their cause!
The camera then swoops down to Mars, where a pair of crunching boots crunches on the red dirt. The year is 1995.