January 30, 2021

Joel has been cast in the upcoming reboot of therapy series, In Treatment, at HBO! It is based on the Israeli series, BeTipul, which ran for three seasons on HBO from 2008-2010.

VARIETY – The reimagined series brings a diverse trio of patients in session with the observant, empathetic Dr. Brooke Taylor (Uzo Aduba), who is wrestling with her own issues in this half-hour drama series.

Kinnaman will star as Adam, Brooke’s long-time on-again, off-again boyfriend who has resurfaced, bringing further complication to Brooke’s personal life.

Along with Kinnaman and Aduba, previously announced cast members include Anthony Ramos, Liza Colón-Zayas, John Benjamin Hickey, and Quintessa Swindell. The series is currently in production, but no premiere date has been set at this time.

January 16, 2021

Check out the full official trailer for the new season of For All Mankind, premiering on February 19th on Apple TV+!

December 09, 2020

Great news, fellow Joel fans! For All Mankind has gotten a very early renewal, more than two months before the premiere of the second season. Congratulations to the cast and crew!

DEADLINEFor All Mankind is getting another early renewal. Apple TV+ has ordered a third season of the alt-history Space Race drama from Ronald D. Moore and Sony Pictures Television. The renewal comes more than two months before the series’ Season 2 global premiere on February 19. Production on the new season is slated to begin next spring.

For All Mankind‘s second season was picked up ahead of the show’s November 2019 series debut. It recently wrapped production, which had been interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The sci-fi drama had two episodes left to shoot from its ten-episode Season 2 order when filming shut down industrywide in mid-March. For All Mankind was among the first scripted series to resume production in August.

November 13, 2020

Vertical Entertainment has acquired distribution rights to the crime drama, Brothers by Blood, which was previously known as The Sound of Philadelphia, starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Joel Kinnaman. It is set for release in select theaters and on demand on January 22, 2021.

VARIETY – Jérémie Guez wrote, directed and produced “Brothers By Blood,” based on Pete Dexter’s 1991 novel “Brotherly Love.” Set in Philly, the film follows Schoenaerts’ character named Peter, who watches helplessly a his sister is murdered — a brutal occurrence that leaves him with lasting generational wounds. The cast also includes Maika Monroe and Ryan Phillippe.

“‘Brothers by Blood’ explores family ties and the weight of the past that is transmitted from generation to generation, themes that have obsessed me since I was a kid and influenced me both as a writer and a director,” Guez said. “It has been an immense privilege to adapt Pete Dexter’s novel for cinema and an even greater privilege to be able to do so with such formidable actors. I am beyond thrilled to bring this story to audiences everywhere.”

“It’s fitting that a thriller like ‘Brothers by Blood’ be set against the backdrop of The City of Brotherly Love,” said Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment. “With a plot that keeps you guessing, the film examines the costs of family loyalty and what anyone is willing to do — or not do — to prove that loyalty. We can’t wait to bring a film as exciting as this one to audiences everywhere.”

October 28, 2020

Joel is set to executive-produce and star as NFL player Jerry Smith in a new football & civil rights drama for Fandomodo Films. It tackles the close friendship between Smith and his longtime Washington Redskins teammate Brig Owens. Production is set to start in the third quarter of 2021!

VARIETY – The film is set at the height of the civil rights movement between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, during a time of societal upheaval. Smith was secretly gay — a fact he kept hidden until his death from AIDS in 1986 — and Owens faced constant challenges and bigotry as a Black man while attending law school. Through it all, the men formed a close bond to always be there for each other regardless of differences or obstacles.

“Jerry Smith was a star on the field, but was never able to find fulfillment in his personal life,” Kinnaman said. “He had Brig to help him through his struggle, but to this day so many young people don’t have anyone to turn to when wrestling with homosexuality — especially in the sports world.  That’s one of the reasons this story needs to be told. It’s as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.”

Smith led the NFL in career touchdowns by a tight end when he retired in 1977 and was popular among his teammates despite keeping his private life a secret. Owens is second all-time for the Redskins (currently renamed the Washington Football Team) in career interceptions. After retirement, he finished his law degree and became an executive director of the Players Association he helped to create.

“Injustice for one person is injustice for every person,” said Owens. “I hope audiences will find our battles inspiring as we all come to grips with how much work is yet to be done to confront the prejudice that is still so deeply rooted in America.”

“Before Colin Kaepernick, there was Brig Owens,” Kaan said. “He stood up for the rights of players at a time when nobody else dared speak. He fought for justice on the field and off, and protected Jerry at a time when America was about to hear about the Stonewall riots for the first time.”

November 08, 2019

Since about a month ago, there had been words about For All Mankind quietly getting a renewal for a second season. In his recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joel also mentioned the renewal. Now, there’s finally an official announcement!

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The Hailee Steinfeld dark comedy Dickinson, the Jason Momoa drama See and Ron Moore’s space race series For All Mankind have all officially been renewed for second seasons mere days after launching as part of Apple’s first-ever scripted roster. An Apple spokeswoman confirmed the pickups Thursday.

As The Hollywood Reporter revealed in an Oct. 15 feature story about Apple’s long and bumpy road to Hollywood, production on Dickinson‘s second season has already been underway for months in New York. The renewal for See also comes as little surprise as it was quietly picked up for a second season months ago. (The series comes with a price tag of some $240 million for its two seasons.) For All Mankind, meanwhile, had also quietly been picked up for additional seasons months ago. Production on the sophomore season started in October.