Space Force. When you hear the occupant of the White House talk about it, it sounds ridiculous and like something that will go down as another thing he came up with that makes his administration look foolish. So why not just lean into it and laugh at the entire concept with a TV series led by Steve Carell? Space Force is here.
Netflix has dropped a teaser for Space Force, which reunites Carell with The Office creator Greg Daniels.
“It is a complete shit show” says one employee about 4-star general Mark R. Naird (Carell), the guy thrown into the deep end of leading the newest military branch, with a goal of getting boots on the moon by 2024. The tone of the series is pretty weird, though, and you would almost expect a laugh track to play after his statement. This is definitely not the same tone as The Office, but also not completely separate. We really need to see more of the show to get a handle on what Daniels and Carell are doing.
Also in the cast are John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, Don Lake, Jessica St. Clair, Diana Silvers, Fred Willard, and Tawny Newsome.
The 10-episode first season of Space Force hits Netflix on May 29th.
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.