March is Women’s History Month so there is no better way to celebrate than to spotlight Apple+’s For All Mankind! Their female characters are so prominent, so authoritative, and so innovative. WE ARE HERE FOR IT.
For All Mankind season, one explores an alternative version of the 1969 space race to the moon. Now we’re on season two which features an aspirational NASA environment in the 1980s. The alternate history doesn’t end there… in For All Mankind season two, John Lennon lives and Prince Charles marries Camilla in 1981! You even see Lennon comment on current events on their news programs. It’s crazy! Can you imagine how fun that writer’s room is? Constantly examining actions and consequences even on a pop-culture level.
While season one bounces around from different time periods, season two is told in chronological order. That is probably the most significant (and celebrated) difference from the previous season.
The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield spoke to Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger about finding similar projects in Hollywood, the 80s, and what it’s like to play astronauts and engineers over “the girlfriend.”
While For All Mankind took creative license when it comes to history… the props department is legit! Krys Marshall, who plays Danielle Poole, says that she had the most hilarious experience driving an authentic 1979 hatchback. Power steering wasn’t exactly a thing back then and she found herself so frazzled by the steering wheel that she bumped the car in front of her! Watch Marshall explain in the video above.
Catch an all-new episode of For All Mankind this Friday on Apple+.