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Apple Reportedly Renews 'For All Mankind' and Other Apple TV+ Shows for Second Seasons

Deadline reports that Apple has already greenlighted a second season of Apple TV+ space drama "For All Mankind," along with additional seasons for several other shows set to debut on its upcoming streaming video service.

The cast of "For All Mankind" celebrated the show's premiere on Tuesday

Renewing the shows early is said to be part of a strategy by Apple to queue up original content and ensure there's a steady pipeline of programming by avoiding lengthy hiatuses between seasons.

Apart from "The Morning Show", which was picked up on a two-season deal, Apple previously hasn't officially confirmed second seasons for any of the shows it's promoting ahead of the launch of ‌Apple TV‌+ on November 1.

Shows also reportedly renewed or in the process of being renewed for a second season include futuristic thriller "See," starring Jason Momoa, period comedy "Dickinson," which stars Hailee Steinfeld as poet Emily Dickinson, immigrant anthology comedy "Little America," and young detective drama "Home Before Dark."

Apple premiered "For All Mankind" on Tuesday at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California, where show stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt and Jodi Balfour were in attendance. The show imagines a world in which the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America's hopes and dreams.

The first three episodes of "For All Mankind" will be available to watch on ‌Apple TV‌+ on the day it launches, while new episodes will continue to roll out weekly, every Friday. Apple has launched a press site showcasing information on a number of movies and series coming to ‌‌Apple TV‌‌+, which will be priced at $4.99 per month for up to six family members.

The service will be available on the ‌Apple TV‌ app on iPhone, iPad, ‌Apple TV‌, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online via Customers who purchase any new iPhone, ‌iPad‌, ‌Apple TV‌, Mac or ‌iPod touch‌ starting September 10, 2019, are eligible for one year of ‌Apple TV‌+ for free.

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4 weeks ago
I'm sure they renewed them due to overwhelmingly positive reviews from subscribers
Rating: 22 Votes
4 weeks ago
I really wish Apple would spend more time fixing their buggy operating systems and less time being a 3rd rate tv network.
Rating: 22 Votes
4 weeks ago

It won’t. But it makes a nice distraction. Macrumors and other blogs can’t help themselves. They’ll go nuts reviewing this trash for no apparent reason other than Apple paid for someone to make the mess.

And in a time when Apple needs people taking about services (even though this will hurt services and isn’t the service you wanted).

How do you know it is trash?
Rating: 13 Votes
4 weeks ago
I really don’t understand why Apple is doing this. How will it sell more hardware? This entertainment subscription business will be unprofitable for a decade, if not longer. I don“t see ecosystem lock-in either. Just seems like an ego/fun exec project.

Seriously, I would love for someone to explain this to me.
Rating: 10 Votes
4 weeks ago

I really wish Apple would spend more time fixing their buggy operating systems and less time being a 3rd rate tv network.

those are completely separate, with different people working on each
Rating: 9 Votes
4 weeks ago
Kind of a tossup on what shows to renew and what shows to cancel when all of them have the same number of viewers: 37 (including Tim Cooks mom).
Rating: 9 Votes
4 weeks ago

In my day to day life I can’t really find a single person who knows about any of these shows, or even excited about them.

Me either.

Outside of tech news, Apple TV+ has been unheard about in my experience. The ATV is also often unheard of, and that has been around for over a decade.

I often discuss streaming services, cord cutting options, movies and tv shows, and streaming boxes with my friends and co-workers, and it seems like very few people have heard of the ATV or the Apple TV+ service.

But they all know about Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Roku, and Fire TV.

This is how almost every conversation about the ATV goes for me:

Co-worker: "do have have a smart tv or streaming box?"

Me: " I use the Apple TV."

Them: "I didn't know they made TVs, is it expensive?"

Me: "it is like a Fire TV."

Them: "Oh."
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago
Does it mean we are going to get a cliffhanger at the end of all these shows?

Sometimes I rather just watch something short (e.g. Fleabag) or limited series (Unbelievable). knowing there's a definite end (lesson learnt) to the series.
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
Glad we have all the armchair TV execs to set us straight on what will happen to Apple TV+ and why it won’t work.
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago

and even if they are all great, one could potentially binge them all in less that a month.

Apple doesn’t use Netflix model. Their TV shows will be updated weekly, not all at once. For example you can watch first 3 episodes of For All Mankind then have to wait for new episode weekly.
Rating: 6 Votes

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