Apple just dropped a new trailer for the second season of For All Mankind, the alternate history sci-fi series that imagines a world where the space race did not conclude with nations of the world putting astronauts in orbit and on the moon. Instead, tensions continue to escalate between U.S. and Russia as the Cold War simmers, bringing that potential for conflict to NASA’s mission to put humanity in the stars.
What that means for our heroic astronauts is that now alongside the wanderlust of wanting to go out and be at the forefront of the space race, they have to contend with the increasingly real prospect of conflict on the moon. NASA must investigate reports that the USSR has stationed a military outpost on the moon that could be capable of launching nuclear missiles at any target on Earth. Which would be bad, naturally!
For All Mankind returns to Apple TV+ on February 19.
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