‘Space Force’ Trailer: Steve Carell Shoots For The Moon In Netflix’s Comedy Series

Space Force! I’m sorry, but every time the phrase come up, I imagine it being said the same way as Spaaaaace Ghooooooost!!!!! It’s just hard to take very seriously, despite the real-life place as the apparent fifth branch of the military. And if you’re going to treat something unseriously and turn it into a TV series, Steve Carell is the guy who should be leading it, as he does for Netflix.

It hasn’t been long since we had the first trailer for Space Force, and already Netflix has dropped another one. Created by Carell and The Office‘s Greg Daniels, the show once again puts Carell as an inept leader nobody has any real confidence in to get the job done, which is putting man back on the moon. The cast includes John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake.

SYNOPSIS: A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. 

Space Force blasts off for Netflix on May 29th, and will be joined by a podcast that you can check out here.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.