Is For All Mankind returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about For All Mankind Season 4.
For All Mankind is an American science fiction drama television series created and written by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi and produced for Apple TV+. The series dramatizes an alternate history depicting “what would have happened if the global space race had never ended” after the Soviet Union succeeded in the first crewed Moon landing ahead of the United States.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season has a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 8.2/10, based on 29 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “For All Mankind‘s third season goes as far as Mars while maintaining a homey focus on its original ensemble, delivering another epic adventure with an intimate focus.”
On Metacritic, it has a weighted score of 84 out of 100 based on 15 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”. Given how well the show has been well received by the audience and critics worldwide, the network’s choice to continue the story for further seasons was an easy one to make.
After weeks of waiting, it appears that the holdup for the fans won’t last too long now because we have some great news to share! We have prepared a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the potential release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+.
Here is everything we know about For All Mankind Season 4.
For All Mankind Season 4 Renewal Status
Yes, For All Mankind will be returning to your television screen for another season. The renewal was officially confirmed in July 2022, for a fourth season ahead of the season three conclusion. The network has aired all the episodes of the third season, which ended a few hours ago on August 12, 2022. Ben Nedivi, one of the show creators, took to his official Twitter handle to share the news.
The renewal was announced during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring series stars Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña, Wrenn Schmidt, and Edi Gathegi, along with executive producers Moore, Nedivi, Wolpert and Maril Davis, by quoting, “For All Mankind Renewed For Season 4 At Apple TV+ — Bring on the aughts!” Take a look at the official post below.
‘For All Mankind’ Renewed For Season 4 At Apple TV+ — Bring on the aughts! https://t.co/20GBCJs5iF
— Ben Nedivi (@bennedivi) July 23, 2022
“The reaction to Season 3 so far has been incredible,” noted Ben Nedivi.
“I’m thrilled Apple is giving us this opportunity to continue telling our story. Ron, Matt, and I have always had a long-term plan for the show and the deeper we get into our alt history, the more the audience will start to see that vision come to life.”
“I’m thrilled that we get to keep going forward in this amazing story,” Moore told Deadline. “Right from the beginning, it was my hope that it would be a long, multi-year journey. “It’s gratifying to see what we’ve done and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do in the future.”
For All Mankind Season 4 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of For All Mankind Season 4 is yet to be confirmed by the network as of August 12, 2022. Keep in mind that the renewal was announced recently, so any information on the release date seems way too soon. But on the bright side, it is speculated that the upcoming season will not be delayed and will be released sooner than anticipated. The expected release window date of the season is sometime in 2023.
If we have to guess, the most likely time frame for the fourth season premiere date will be sometime around mid to late 2023, considering the release date pattern of the last season. Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, Apple TV+ will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months when the production starts to be completed in a scheduled manner. Until then, fans should keep an eye on it.
For All Mankind Season 4 Plot
Hinting about the plot of the upcoming season, Matt Wolpert said, “I couldn’t be more excited to continue evolving our show into the 2000s in Season 4.” The official press release also states that the fourth season of the geopolitically charged and more interplanetary For All Mankind is expected to go into production next month, with a release on the Apple streaming service most likely for the following year. The first season of the show was set in 1969, when the USSR became the first country to land on the moon.
The second season began in 1983, while the third season was set in the 1990s. In Season 4, the show will once more jump a decade and settle into the twenty-first century, as Wolpert made plain. On a very different trajectory than real-life America, the world of FAM currently finds the USSR still intact in the mid-‘90s with a former astronaut and now female GOP POTUS with a secret, a Black gay astronaut coming out from Mars, fossil fuels almost a thing of the past, and a race to the red planet pitting superpowers and private industry.
For All Mankind Season 4 Episodes
Although the exact number of episodes in For All Mankind Season 4 has yet to be revealed, we can expect at least 10 episodes, each lasting 48–76 minutes, similar to the previous three seasons. Furthermore, many series strives to maintain a consistent episode count throughout the season. So, we anticipate that this series may follow a similar pattern.
Here’s a thorough episode guide for Season 3 to help you better grasp the story.
- S3E1: Polaris – June 10, 2022
- S3E2: Game Changer – June 17, 2022
- S3E3: All In – June 24, 2022
- S3E4: Happy Valley – July 1, 2022
- S3E5: Seven Minutes of Terror – July 8, 2022
- S3E6: New Eden – July 15, 2022
- S3E7: Bring It Down – July 22, 2022
- S3E8: The Sands of Ares – July 29, 2022
- S3E9: Coming Home – August 5, 2022
- S3E10: Stranger in a Strange Land – August 12, 2022
We’d also like to point out that, as of August 12, 2022, the exact titles for the episodes of the fourth season cannot be confirmed, as the network will publish those when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. We would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued once Apple TV+ confirms the status of the series. In the meantime, binge-watch previous seasons to refresh your memory.
For All Mankind Season 4 Cast
The main cast of the series from Season 3 is expected to reprise their roles for the upcoming season to continue the tale. The names of the characters, along with the actors, are listed below.
Joel Kinnaman as Edward “Ed” Baldwin: One of NASA’s top astronauts, based on Apollo 10 commander Thomas P. Stafford.
Shantel VanSanten as Karen Baldwin: Ed’s wife who later owns the “Outpost Tavern”, a bar usually visited by NASA astronauts.
Jodi Balfour as Ellen Wilson (née Waverly): An astronaut and member of “Nixon’s Women” who later became Administrator of NASA, a Senator, and President of the United States in the 1992 Presidential Election.
Wrenn Schmidt as Margo Madison: A NASA engineer who was mentored by Wernher von Braun, based on Frances Northcutt.
Sonya Walger as Molly Cobb: An astronaut and member of “Nixon’s Women”, based on Jerrie Cobb.
Krys Marshall as Danielle Poole: An astronaut and member of “Nixon’s Women”.
Cynthy Wu as Kelly Baldwin (née Hanh Nguyen, before adoption): A scientist and Ed’s and Karen’s adoptive daughter.
Casey W. Johnson as Danny Stevens: An astronaut and Gordo’s and Tracy’s son.
Coral Peña as Aleida Rosales: An undocumented immigrant who is fascinated by space and later gets mentored by Margo.
Edi Gathegi as Dev Ayesa: The founder of “Helios Aerospace”, a private space company with the goal to reach Mars before NASA and the Soviet Union.
For All Mankind Season 3: A Quick Recap
The propulsive third season of the alternate reality series, which premiered to rave reviews on Friday, June 10, takes viewers to a new decade, moving into the early 90s with a high-octane race to a new planetary frontier: Mars. The Red Planet becomes the new front in the Space Race not only for the US and the Soviet Union but also an unexpected new entrant with a lot to prove and even more at stake.
Our characters find themselves going head-to-head as their ambitions for Mars come into conflict, and their loyalties are tested, creating a pressure cooker that builds to a climactic conclusion. Take a look at the official trailer for For All Mankind Season 3 below:
Where to stream For All Mankind?
All the previous seasons of For All Mankind is exclusively available only on Apple TV+. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preference with starting cost of $4.99 per month based on a US membership, with a seven-day free trial for new users or three months free when you buy any Apple products.
For All Mankind Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series as per Apple TV+ states, “For All Mankind, DRAMA Imagine a world where the global space race never ended. This thrilling “what if” take on history from Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Battlestar Galactica) spotlights the high-stakes lives of NASA astronauts and their families.”
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for For All Mankind Season 4 to make its debut on the streaming platform.