Watch the First Trailer for Steve Carell's Space Force Series

Lawrence Kim
May 5, 2020

For those who loved the American version of The Office, there is something special coming to Netflix in late May. And yes, it seems like Carell is channeling Michael from "The Office", another workplace drama, in this new show. Daniels, who was showrunner for The Office, has also been involved in The Simpsons, King of the Hill and Parks and Recreation.

So cringeworthy and potentially so good, Space Force starts streaming on May 29.

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.

The show arrives on May 29 (coincidentally just two days after NASA and SpaceX are set to mark a return to US crewed spaceflight with their first Commercial Crew astronaut demonstration mission), and stars Steve Carell alongside John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Lisa Kudrow and Ben Schwartz. Instead, he's given the position of quite literally getting the president's joke-worthy dream of a sixth branch of the Armed Forces, the eponymous Space Force, off the ground.

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".

"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. So we were off and running".

Netflix has been streaming The Office for years and ratings are reportedly higher than many of its original series on the service and picked the show up upon hearing of the project before it could be shopped to any other networks.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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