Creative minds behind some of Apple TV+’s most favored series stopped by San Diego Comic-Con to speak on a panel highlighting the storytellers behind the streaming network. All creatives teased their television seasons not yet released on Apple TV+.
Creator and executive producer of For All Mankind, Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), mentioned that the end of season three would involve “fairly seismic events” that would propel the show into the fourth season, according to Deadline. The series stars Jodi Balfour (The Crown), Michael Dorman (Patriot), Joel Kinnaman (In Treatment), Krys Marshall (This Is Us), Wrenn Schmidt (Nope), and Shantel VanSanten (The Boys). For All Mankind won an Emmy in 2021 and was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award; Apple TV+ confirmed its fourth season earlier at SDCC.
Simon Kinberg, creator, executive producer, and writer of Invasion, was also in attendance. Per Deadline, Kinberg compared the show’s second season to “Act 2 of a movie where sh*t goes crazy.” He also noted that while season one focused on the journey leading up to the attack, the second season will explore an intense battle for planet Earth. The second season will resume months after the events of the first season. Invasion stars Shamier Anderson (Goliath), Golshifteh Farahani (Gen: Lock), Shioli Kutsuna (Oh Lucy!), and Firas Nassar (Between Heaven and Earth), among others.
Emmy Award winner Megan Ganz (Modern Family), co-creator and executive producer of Mythic Quest, noted that the show’s third season would organically reunite its ensemble of characters with the season focusing on the difficulties of creative partnerships, per Deadline. Mythic Quest stars Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Ashly Burch (Steven Universe), Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), Charlotte Nicdao (Top of the Lake), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul), Imani Hakim (The Gabby Douglas Story), David Hornsby (Good Girls), and Dani Pudi (Community), among others.
Also in attendance was Jonathan Tropper (Warrior), showrunner of the Emmy-nominated dystopian series, See. Trooper revealed that the villain of the show’s third season would not be “a person,” but “the thing the world has been worried about coming back with vision, which is the science of the ancients, meaning us,” as reported by Deadline. Tropper continued to reveal that the character of Edo Voss, played by Dave Bautista (Room 104), would not return to the series in season three. However, one of Voss’s henchmen would find information on how to build an explosive, allowing the show to tackle “what happens when, after 500 years, the concept of bombs and explosives gets reintroduced into society.” See stars Jason Momoa (Frontier), Sylvia Hoeks (Berlin Station), Hera Hilmar (Da Vinci’s Demons), Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful), Archie Madekwe (Midsommar), Nesta Cooper (Travelers), and Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard (The Porter), among others.
Foundation’s creator and executive producer David S. Goyer appeared at the panel via a video from set. According to Deadline, Goyer revealed a clip and promo only available to guests in the room. The series stars Sasha Behar (Luther), two-time Emmy nominee Jared Harris (The Crown), Leah Harvey (Les Misérables), Lou Llobell (Voyagers), and Emmy nominee Lee Pace (Halt and Catch Fire), among others.
The panel also released a season three trailer of See, which Apple TV+ subsequently posted on their YouTube page. See will return on August 26th, and release dates for Foundation, Invasion, and Mythic Quest have yet to be announced by Apple TV+.