New 'For All Mankind' Footage Pays Tribute to Moon Landing

New 'For All Mankind' Footage Pays Tribute to Moon Landing

Joel Kinnaman is going to space. The actor appears in a new video Apple TV posted hours ago to promote its Space Age drama For All Mankind, which stars Kinnaman as an astronaut in the midst of the space race between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

The series explores an alternate history after the USSR makes it to the moon first and NASA struggles to keep pace. “It plays off of a scenario of, ‘What needed to happen for the space race to continue?’” Kinnaman told us in an interview.

The sneak peek teases Kinnaman and co-star Sarah Jones working at NASA in the 1970s, when work uniforms were baby-blue, apparently, and when astronauts were treated like rockstars. The preview also shows plenty of VFX shots of shuttles, rockets and moons. The video … Read the rest

Joel Kinnaman on Loving New Orleans and Exploring Louisiana's Bayous

Joel Kinnaman on Loving New Orleans and Exploring Louisiana's Bayous

Actor Joel Kinnaman got a true taste of New Orleans and Louisiana’s bayou country for his July/August cover story in Men’s Journal. From a trip to Frankie & Johnny’s, an iconic New Orleans bar and restaurant, to eating Cajun-style crawfish, riding in an airboat, and taking in some jazz music, Kinnaman got the full NOLA experience.

The actor, who made his way to Hollywood stardom after breaking out in Sweden, has traveled far and wide during his career while working on projects like Suicide Squad, House of Cards, The Killing, and his new Apple TV Plus series, For All Mankind.

With all that travel, Kinnaman has seen some amazing places, but he holds New Orleans in especially high regard.

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Watch Joel Kinnaman Discuss His New Apple TV Drama 'For All Mankind'

Watch Joel Kinnaman Discuss His New Apple TV Drama 'For All Mankind'

Joel Kinnaman is ready to blast off into space for his new TV series For All Mankind. The show, created by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), depicts and alternate history where the space race between the United States and the USSR never ended.

“Our show starts with the Soviets landing on the moon,” Kinnaman says. “It creates this alternate timeline. It plays off of a scenario of, ‘What needed to happen for the space race to continue?’ I play Ed Baldwin, who is the commander of Apollo 10 and it’s just fantastic writing. It’s a very original show.”

The series is one of the most anticipated TV shows of 2019 and will be one of the high-profile releases on the new Apple TV+ streaming service, launching this fall. The first season … Read the rest

Joel Kinnaman on His Love of Jiu-Jitsu and What It's Like When a Black Belt 'Folds You Up Like a Paper Clip'

Joel Kinnaman on His Love of Jiu-Jitsu and What It's Like When a Black Belt 'Folds You Up Like a Paper Clip'

Actor Joel Kinnaman knows his way around an action scene. From his work in movies and TV shows like Suicide Squad, RoboCop, the Swedish smash Easy Money, Hanna, and the Netflix series Altered Carbon, Kinnaman has learned to handle himself in a fight.

In fact, it was on the sci-fi Netflix series where Kinnaman discovered his new workout obsession: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Now, it has become a staple of his workout routine. As Kinnaman told us in his MJ5 rundown, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something he’s “literally addicted to. If I don’t train for like three or four days, my mind starts playing tricks on me.”

On Altered Carbon, Kinnaman played a mercenary soldier and needed to find a particular fighting style for the character: “We were trying all these different … Read the rest

The MJ5: Joel Kinnaman on His Top Travel Spot and Why He’s ‘Obsessed’ With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The MJ5: Joel Kinnaman on His Top Travel Spot and Why He’s ‘Obsessed’ With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

For the July/August issue of Men’s Journal, cover star Joel Kinnaman went to New Orleans and had an adventure through the Louisiana bayou. Between checking out airboats, gators, and Cajun-style crawfish, Kinnaman spoke about his new series For All Mankind, set to debut this fall on Apple TV Plus, and his journey from Sweden to the top ranks of Hollywood.

Kinnaman’s breakout role that put him on the road to Hollywood was the 2010 Swedish film Snabba Cash (called Easy Money in America), which saw Kinnaman play a regular guy who is drawn into the criminal underworld of drugs and money. The movie was a smash-hit in Sweden, setting box-office records in the country and winning Kinnaman the Swedish version of an Academy Award. The movie opened doors to the United States, including films … Read the rest

‘For All Mankind’ Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Blasts Into Space In New Apple TV+ Series

‘For All Mankind’ Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Blasts Into Space In New Apple TV+ Series

What would the world be like if the Space Race never ended? How would the United States react if the Soviets were the first to land on the Moon? That’s the fascinating premise of the new Apple TV+ series For All Mankind, created by Ronald D. Moore and starring Joel Kinnaman as Edward Baldwin, a NASA astronaut caught up in the middle of the global space race.

As the first For All Mankind trailer lays out, this alternate history will have the United States chasing the Soviets after the USSR lands on the moon first, sending American ambitions even higher. As one character puts it: “We’re going to the Moon, Saturn, the stars…the galaxy.”

Along with Kinnaman, the show stars Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Eric Ladin, and Jodi Balfour as … Read the rest