Season 3 of For All Mankind has completed production, which means the show is one step closer to taking a great leap into the future and landing on Mars! Following an exciting episode that put the people on Earth and the Moon at risk of total annihilation, the second installment of the Apple TV Plus space thriller picked up where it left off with yet another jaw-dropping time jump at the end of the episode.
Season three of For All Mankind will continue the epic saga that began with a bold premise: What if the Russians were the first to arrive on the moon, rather than the Americans? Although the space race never ended, the two Cold War adversaries simply stepped up their efforts to populate the moon… and beyond. Season 3 takes place in 1995 when the first astronauts set foot on the surface of Mars. According to cast member Sonya Walger, filming was completed in September of last year.
Despite its slow start, For All Mankind maintains a breakneck pace, with season 1 covering the years 1969 through 1973. Season 2 leaped a decade forward in time to 1983, with Ronald Reagan as President of the United States of America. And now the show is fast-forwarding once more, which means a new president, new faces in the astronaut program, new missions, and new problems are on the horizon for everyone.
The for All Mankind Season 3 Premiere Date Has Been Rumored.
Apple TV Plus has not yet announced a release date for the third season of For All Mankind.
The first season launched on November 1, 2019, in conjunction with the launch of Apple TV Plus. Season 2 premiered on February 19, 2021, with the first episode airing on February 19, 2021.
In light of the upcoming filming schedule (which will be discussed more below), as well as the amount of post-production work and special effects that will likely be required, we anticipate that For All Mankind season 3 will be released in the summer or fall of 2022.
The Third Season of All Mankind Is Currently Under Production.
The third season of For All Mankind began filming in late February 2021. Krys Marshall (Danielle Poole) shared a selfie of herself and co-star Shantel VanSanten relaxing in front of their trailer on the set of the television show The Bachelorette.
The Cast of for All Mankind Season 3
Season 3 of For All Mankind will bring about some changes for the show’s large ensemble cast, albeit it will be difficult to guess what they will be.
One thing is certain: Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones will not be returning, thanks to the sacrifice of Gordo and Tracy Stevens, who gave their lives to preserve the Moon from nuclear catastrophe.
While the other key cast members are likely to return, they will require aging cosmetics because their characters will be in their 40s or 50s. Joel Kinnaman portrays Ed Baldwin, Shantel VanSanten portrays Karen Baldwin, Jodi Balfour portrays Ellen Wilson, and Wrenn Schmidt portrays Margo Madison.
And, thanks to Sonya Walger’s recent filming update, we know she’ll be reprising her role as Molly Cobb, even though the character is suffering from the early stages of glaucoma. Molly could develop cancer in Season 3, according to some speculation.
The younger generation, which includes Coral Pea as Aleida Rosales, Case W. Johnson as Danny Stevens, and Cynthy Wu as Kelly Baldwin, is expected to continue around. Perhaps one of the latter two is the astronaut who will be wearing the boots on the surface of Mars shortly.
Season 3 of for All Mankind: an Explanation of the Season 2 Finale
The For All Mankind season 2 finale is one of the best episodes of the year so far, and it is a must-see. It’s an action-packed, high-stakes, gut-punch of a season finale that sees the deaths of two beloved characters while setting the stage for an altogether new tale for the third season.
The rivalry between the Americans and the Russians approaches a boiling point in the climax, which takes place both on Earth and on the moon. An encounter between Marines and Russian cosmonauts occurs at the Jamestown base, and the resulting gunfight threatens to cause the meltdown of a nuclear reactor.
Gordo (Michael Dorman) and Tracy (Sarah Jones) must work together to solve the problem to save everyone on the base and avoid the moon from becoming uninhabitable for tens of thousands of years. They wrap themselves in duct tape and dash out into the lunar surface, where they encounter terrible conditions. They are successful, but they lose their lives as a result of their efforts. They die like heroes in each other’s arms, surrounded by their loved ones.
Meanwhile, in lunar orbit, Ed (Joel Kinnaman) and Sally (Ellen Wroe) are engaged in a battle over the destruction of a Russian spacecraft.
Danielle (Krys Marshall), while in orbit around the Earth on Apollo, defies orders and docks with the Soyuz spacecraft. Her handshake with a cosmonaut is beamed around the world, and it serves as an inspiration for President Ronald Reagan to make peace with the Soviet Union.