In the Apple TV+ space drama "For All Mankind", Soviet-born Israeli actor Mark Ivanir plays Mikhail, a Russian cosmonaut.
In the Netflix space drama "Away", Soviet-born Israeli actor Mark Ivanir plays Mikhail, a Russian cosmonaut.
Uh... there is typecasting, and there is typecasting! (Do these shows know that Russian Jewish cosmonauts are as rare as four-leaf clovers?)
Alas, Ivanir's arc on "Mankind" is long over, and "Away" has been cancelled. That being said, there are other streaming services that haven't made a space drama yet...
Your move, HBO Max!