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For All Mankind Renewed for Season 5 as Apple Orders Soviet Spinoff

Apple doubles down For all humanity.

The iPhone maker and streamer has renewed Ron Moore’s fifth season. For all humanity and direct serial control for City of stars, a spin-off following the Soviet space race.

As with the flagship series, Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi co-created Star City the latter duo set to present both programs for producer Sony Pictures Television.

“Our fascination with the Soviet space program has grown with each season. For all humanitysaid executive producers Wolpert and Nedivi in ​​a statement announcing the news Wednesday. “The more we learned about this secret city in the forests outside Moscow, where Soviet cosmonauts and engineers worked and lived, the more we wanted to tell this story from the other side of the space race. We couldn’t be more excited to continue expanding the alternate history universe of For all humanity with our partners Apple and Sony.

Apple describes Star City as a “propulsive paranoid thriller that takes us back to the key moment in the alternate history 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 history behind the Iron Curtain, showing the lives of the cosmonauts, engineers and intelligence officers involved among them in the Soviet space program, as well as the risks they all took to propel the humanity forward.

Moore, who handed over showrunning duties on For all humanity in 2021 after leaving his longtime contract at Sony for a rich pact with Disney, will be credited as executive producer of the spin-off alongside Wolpert and Nedivi, Maril Davis of Moore’s Tall Ship Productions and David Weddle, Bradley Thompson , Seth Edelstein and Kira Snyder. Sony Pictures Television is the studio for both shows.

“With each new season, For all humanity continues to build a compelling world and capture a global audience through high-quality storytelling that has been so skillfully developed by Ron, Matt and Ben,” said Matt Cherniss, Head of Programming at Apple TV+. “There is so much to explore and, along with our partners at Sony, we can’t wait to dive into this next chapter of this captivating For all humanity universe.”

Since launching as part of Apple’s initial programs in late 2019, For all humanity has become one of the streamer’s critical darlings. The drama currently has an impressive 93 percent score among critics and 82 percent among viewers on Rotten Tomatoes. (Apple doesn’t release traditional audience data; how many people watch its movies and TV series remains largely a mystery.)

For all humanity is the second Apple original series to get a spinoff, with the news coming just days after the tech giant’s renewal. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters for a second season and confirmed that several spinoffs are in the works as part of a larger deal with producers Legendary Entertainment.

Since the end of the writers’ strike late last year, the television market has been considerably slower as streamers and linear networks have trimmed their rosters in an effort to resize their program slates and reduce their costs. Even though Apple is one of the few companies that continues to spend big money on high-end packages, the main draw in the market remains proven titles that can catch on, like For all humanity.

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News Source : www.hollywoodreporter.com

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