A Soviet astronaut wields a gun in 'For All Mankind'

‘For All Mankind’ Soviet Spinoff in the Works at Apple

For All Mankind season 5 is set for liftoff at Apple, which has also given a green light to a spinoff series that follows the space race from the Soviet perspective.

Recommended Videos

According to THR, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to Star City from For All Mankind creators Ron Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi. For All Mankind reimagines the historical space race between the United States and Soviet Russia, exploring how things might’ve been different had the Soviets beaten us to the moon and the space race had continued for decades. Star City will swap perspectives to explore the alternate history of Soviet Russia, and although the Soviets have figured prominently in For All Mankind, it’ll be interesting to see how some of the series’ key scenes unfold when viewed from a different angle.

Apple describes Star City as a “propulsive paranoid thriller that takes us back to the key moment in the alt-history retelling of the space race—when the Soviet Union became the first nation to put a man on the moon. But this time, we explore the story from behind the Iron Curtain, showing the lives of the cosmonauts, the engineers, and the intelligence officers embedded among them in the Soviet space program, and the risks they all took to propel humanity forward.”

Wolpert and Nevidi will pull double-duty as showrunners on For All Mankind season 5 and Star City, neither of which has a release date. Cue the meta-narrative as the two series race to completion.

(featured image: Apple TV+)


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Meet the Actress Who Brings Prudence Featherington to Life
(L to R) BESSIE CARTER as PRUDENCE FEATHERINGTON and HARRIET CAINS as PHILLIPA FEATHERINGTON in episode 106 of BRIDGERTON
Read Article I Bet I Know Why the Endless Are All Dolled Up in the New ‘Sandman’ Teaser
The Sandman's Dream with a helmet
Read Article ‘Lovely Runner’ Episode 13 Is Making Us Fear for Sol’s Life
Tae-song, Sol, In-hyuk, and Sun-jae looking at Tae-song's sunken car
Read Article Is ‘Maxton Hall’ Dubbed?
Ruby witnessing Lydia's affair with a professor.
Read Article Yes, Everyone’s Looking for the Same Scene in ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3
Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton as Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton in the third season of Bridgerton
Related Content
Read Article Meet the Actress Who Brings Prudence Featherington to Life
(L to R) BESSIE CARTER as PRUDENCE FEATHERINGTON and HARRIET CAINS as PHILLIPA FEATHERINGTON in episode 106 of BRIDGERTON
Read Article I Bet I Know Why the Endless Are All Dolled Up in the New ‘Sandman’ Teaser
The Sandman's Dream with a helmet
Read Article ‘Lovely Runner’ Episode 13 Is Making Us Fear for Sol’s Life
Tae-song, Sol, In-hyuk, and Sun-jae looking at Tae-song's sunken car
Read Article Is ‘Maxton Hall’ Dubbed?
Ruby witnessing Lydia's affair with a professor.
Read Article Yes, Everyone’s Looking for the Same Scene in ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3
Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton as Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton in the third season of Bridgerton
Author
Britt Hayes
Britt Hayes (she/her) is an editor, writer, and recovering film critic with over a decade of experience. She has written for The A.V. Club, Birth.Movies.Death, and The Austin Chronicle, and is the former associate editor for ScreenCrush. Britt's work has also been published in Fangoria, TV Guide, and SXSWorld Magazine. She loves film, horror, exhaustively analyzing a theme, and casually dissociating. Her brain is a cursed tomb of pop culture knowledge.