‘For All Mankind’: Ronald D. Moore Aims For ‘Positive’ Space Race Alt-History for Apple TV+

‘For All Mankind’: Ronald D. Moore Aims For ‘Positive’ Space Race Alt-History for Apple TV+
Ronald D. Moore wants his upcoming “For All Mankind” television series to go where most alt-history stories don’t dare to venture: In a direction that won’t relentlessly depress viewers.

Alt-history and historical drama television shows have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Take Prime Video’s smash hit “The Man in the High Castle,” which presents a dystopia where the Axis powers prevailed during World War II. And then there was the 2017 British “SS-gb” miniseries, which featured a similarly depressing premise where Nazi Germany successfully invading and occupying the United Kingdom in 1941.

Not “For All Mankind,” which will launch on Apple’s upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service in the fall. Moore shared new details about the 10-episode series, which will star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, and Jodi Balfour, during a Friday press conference.

“Alt-history tends to go dark and dystopian,
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