New Steve Carell Show Space Force Hits Netflix Late This Month

Lawrence Kim
May 5, 2020

The first full-length trailer for "Space Force" hit the internet Tuesday, giving viewers a glimpse at the upcoming Netflix comedy from two of the creative forces behind "The Office", creator Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell. After months of waiting, it's finally here and the show looks like it will be everything we dreamed of.

This time, Carell stars as Air Force general Mark Naird who has been tapped up to lead a newly formed branch of the USA armed forces called Space Force.

Despite recognizing the obvious ridiculousness of the venture at the beginning of the clip, General Naird ends up devoting himself completely to the mission of Space Force, even as it leads to all sorts of anxieties, frustrations and exploding spaceships. The show was initially pitched by Netflix as nothing more than a title, but Carell and Daniels ran with it and tried to construct a show that captured the mythic quality of early space travel, while also functioning as a satire. The government program, set at a remote military base in Colorado, soon becomes a "certifiable sh**show".

As he steps into this new role, Mark is introduced to an eccentric team of scientists and astronauts as they work together to prepare to make human contact with the moon and achieve "total space dominance". The trailer shows its characters (which includes a star-studded cast of John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake) openly mocking the trials and tribulations of the Space Force under Naird's leadership.

"Space Force came around in a rather atypical way", said Carell.

"I heard about the idea through my agent, and Netflix pitched the show to me, and then I pitched the show to Greg, and we all had the same reaction to it".

"And it was really based on nothing, except this name that made everybody laugh".

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