Apple on Monday premiered a second trailer for “For All Mankind,” this time referencing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20.
The spot features several people behind the show, including Ben Nedivi, Maril Davis, Michael Okuda, and Matt Wolpert. The crew talks about the historical significance of Apollo 11, the show’s attempts at authenticity, and an optimistic vision of space exploration.
“For All Mankind” is actually a fictional story set in an alternate history in which the Space Race never ended. The Soviets become the first to land on the Moon, prompting the U.S. to amp up its competition.
In a related Collider interview about the show, Moore said that its genesis involved Apple TV+ co-president Zack Van Amburg, formerly with Sony Pictures Television.
“He and I had briefly talked about doing a show set at NASA in the ’70s, around the Skylab era, about many years ago, and it never really got off the ground, so we didn’t talk about it much further,” Moore remarked.
On Apple’s alleged script censorship, Moore noted that he didn’t run up against many boundaries in the first place.
“It’s not a show that’s about graphic content, or violence or sex,” he said. “I didn’t have any of that, as part of what we were doing. It just wasn’t an issue for me, in general. It felt like a very loose, creative environment. I was pretty much able to tell the story, in the way that I wanted to tell it. I never ran into barriers.”
Apple TV+ is launching this fall, and will likely have more details revealed at a September press event. A wide assortment of original shows are planned, but it’s not yet known if Apple will offer any third-party material like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video.