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Production resumes on season two of Apple's space drama 'For All Mankind'

For All Mankind, Episode 1
For All Mankind, Episode 1 (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • 'For All Mankind' has resumed filming, according to Deadline.
  • The production is underway for the final two episodes of season two.
  • Production had shut down in March due to the pandemic.

One of the most popular series on Apple TV+ is back in production.

Reported by Deadline, production has resumed on the second season for "For All Mankind," Apple's drama series about an alternative history of the space race from Ron Moore, the creator of Battlestar Galactica.

According to the report, the second season only has two episodes left to film. The rest of the season has already been shot, but production shut down in March due to the pandemic, leaving the last episodes unfinished.

The series, one of four original series to launch Apple TV+ last November, is produced by Sony Pictures TV. It had two episodes left to shoot from its Season 2 order when production shut down industrywide in mid-March. I hear filming on the remaining two episodes started today on the Sony lot in Culver City.

Deadline notes that Sony Pictures TV, the production company behind the series, has been one of the first to attempt a return to shooting safely during the pandemic.

Indie studio Sony Pictures TV has been at the forefront of efforts to safely return scripted series to production. The studio's CBS show S.W.A.T. became the first broadcast drama to start filming new episodes, Its daytime drama The Young and the Restless has been back in production for weeks, its ABC comedy The Goldbergs is eying a production restart in a week; while studio's drama The Good Doctor is looking to get filming underway in Vancouver at the end of this month.

If you can't wait for the second season, the 'For All Mankind' season 2 trailer leaked on IMDb awhile ago, so feel free to get a fix in. You can, however, watch (or rewatch!) the first season of "For All Mankind" on Apple TV+ now.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

3 Comments
  • To be precise, Apple is not a studio, does not own a studio, produces pretty much nothing. It buys things to show. In this case, the show is produced by Sony and/or a producer working with Sony. They resumed production.
    This really isn't the era for dumb and lazy reporting, specially of things that are sooo easy to get right. And the need for a clickbait headline is not a sufficient justification.
  • While I can agree you could see this as misrepresentation in a headline, I think the general audience cares more about knowing their Apple TV+ show is coming back rather than who the specific production company is behind the series, and explaining that within the article itself is enough clarification to let that potential issue with the headline slide. As far as clickbait goes, you lost me there. I’d be more receptive to that criticism if the headline was “You’ll never believe what Apple TV+ just did with “For All Mankind” but the headline literally says the thing they did. Unless you deem the Apple TV+ vs Sony as clickbait?
  • That debate aside I see your point about working it in if you can so here’s the change up - “Production resumes on season two of Apple's space drama 'For All Mankind'” 👍🏻