For All Mankind will return for season 2 in Apple TV Plus next week. But before that Apple has already released a new AR app for its iOS Devices for a better viewing experience.
For All Mankind: Time Capsule lets viewers delve into Danny Stevens’ pack of keepsakes. Played by Casey W Johnson, Danny Stevens just had a break-up. Every object in the box of keepsakes relates a story that explores the lives of different characters in the show. The in-universe newscasts filmed featured in Time Capsule intendedly for the AR app, says Samuel Roberts of TechRadar.
AR gives a unique experience
It gives the viewer a unique experience of the new augmented reality (AR). Where one can explore the stories behind each character and every object in the show. Stories behind are delivered to the viewers by AR props and in-app media. Viewers from the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand can already download the app. Soon the availability of this app will be expanded to other countries. Using iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or iPad Pro viewers can further enjoy two exclusive scenes that use the LiDAR scanner where images can be projected to a wall.
The series is about another history where the space race was not finished yet. The app will help fill in the long decade gap between seasons 1 and 2. One can see some of the stuff from the ‘80s found in the app, like the VHS player, a cassette tape featuring some music from the Earth, Wind, and Fire, and even an Apple II computer.
The AR app is a result of a collaborative efforts
The app was a product of collaboration among the writers of the show and it really exhibits how the meeting between Apple’s technology and streaming content compliments each other.
Producers Ben McGinnis and Ronald D Moore find this interaction exciting and challenging at the same time. As writers need to make necessary adjustments by putting more details to the story behind which writers normally do not do. It is exciting to see how the story unfolds as it bridges the gap between Seasons 1 and 2. And some of the items seen in the show are coming from Stevens’ own home.
Much of the needed information to produce the app was just from the work done in bringing out the background as the settings for the show. It also allowed the writers to maneuver the storyline that has an important role in Season 2. Like, the intensifying Cold War between the US and Russia, that is seen in the tensions on the moon.
A lot of materials including significant political events have been added although with difficulty in trying to fit them in, admits Moore. So, with AR features, viewers can actually enjoy as they can explore to see, play with it, look around and view it in a finer format.
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