How to watch For All Mankind season 3

Astronauts on Mars in For All Mankind season 3
(Image credit: Apple TV Plus)

The Space Race is one of the most compelling periods of human history as the US and the Soviet Union competed to send a person to the moon. The Apple TV Plus original series For All Mankind headed into new territory in season 3 as NASA fights for interstellar supremacy on the red planet, Mars. 

For All Mankind is the story of what might have happened if the Soviets landed on the moon before the US. As NASA struggles with being defeated by the Russians, the US makes plans to ensure they never come in second again. With so much pressure to "win" the race, more resources were allocated toward the space program, including the push for more women and people of diverse backgrounds at the forefront.

Here’s everything you need to know about For All Mankind season 3.

How to watch For All Mankind season 3

For All Mankind is an Apple TV Plus original. All ten episodes of For All Mankind season 3 are available to stream on Apple devices, and it can also be accessed via platforms such as Roku, XBOX and Amazon Fire TV.

Apple TV Plus is one of the best values of all the streaming services as there are no commercials. For Apple users who utilize other products, it’s possible to bundle up to five services including Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, Apple Fitness Plus and other services for a discounted monthly rate. 

For All Mankind news from San Diego Comic-Con

Apple TV Plus made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con and one of the big announcements is that For All Mankind has been renewed for a fourth season. Though there's no release date as yet, now we get to watch the final episodes of season 3 with the assurance that the story will continue. 

For All Mankind season 3 episodes

For All Mankind premiered on November 1, 2019, to much fanfare and critical acclaim. A second season was greenlit In October 2019, before the first season’s debut. Season 2 premiered on February 19, 2021; Apple TV Plus announced a third season pickup ahead of the season 2 premiere in December 2020.

Season 3 Episodes:

For All Mankind season 3 episode 1: "Polaris"
"Nearly 10 years have passed; Danielle and Ed attend a celebration during which things take a terrifying turn."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 2: "Game Changer"
"A commercial spaceflight company makes an announcement and the choice over who'll command the Mars mission leads to a shift in personnel."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 3: "All In"
"As NASA scrambles to prepare for the launch to Mars, Margo is confronted with a harsh personal reality."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 4: "Happy Valley"
"A surprise maneuver during the journey to Mars provokes desperate measures."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 5: "Seven Minutes of Terror"
"The race to land first on Mars brings together unexpected allies."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 6: "New Eden"
"The astronauts move quickly to build Martian bases."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 7: "Bring it Down"
"A joint mission brings about conflict between crew members."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 8: "The Sands of Ares"
"After a sudden crisis, the Martian crews pull together."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 9: "Coming Home"
"Plans to leave Mars are complicated by an unforeseen issue."

For All Mankind season 3 episode 10: "Stranger in a Strange Land"
"The Martian crew debates how to save the life of one of their own."

What is For All Mankind season 3 about?

Set in the 1980s and early 1990s, For All Mankind season 3 features a new goal: Mars. This time, though, the only way for the US to achieve the goal of making it to the red planet is by joining Helios and the Soviets in a three-way race. The only thing that matters is getting there first, even if it means banding together to do it. 

Mars is the next big stepping stone in the Space Race. A Mars outpost is essential to the future of space travel and the colonization of other planets, NASA is set on making sure that they get the job done no matter the cost–or the danger.

Here is the official For All Mankind season 3 synopsis:

"The red planet becomes the new frontier in the Space Race not only for the US and the Soviet Union, but also an unexpected new entrant with a lot to prove and even more at stake. Our characters find themselves going head-to-head as their ambitions for Mars come into conflict and their loyalties are tested, creating a pressure cooker that builds to a climactic conclusion."

Who’s in the For All Mankind season 3 cast? 

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Joel Kinnaman in For All Mankind (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Returning to season 3 are Joel Kinnaman (Edward Baldwin), Shantel Van Santen (Karen Baldwin), Jodi Balfour (Ellen Wilson), Coral Peña (Aleida Rosales), Sonya Walger (Molly Cobb), Cynthy Wu (Klly Baldwin), Krys Marhsall (Danielle Poole) and Wrenn Schmidt (Margo Madison). 

Edi Gathegi joins the cast in season 3 as a season regular. Gathegi will play Dev Ayesa.

For All Mankind season 3 trailer

In the official For All Mankind season 3 trailer you can see that the stakes have never been higher as the Space Race sets its sight on Mars. 

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

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