Steve Carell is returning to television – well, streaming television. Netflix has announced their upcoming Space Force show. The comedy series is being described as a “Workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services… Space Force.”
There aren’t any specific details on Netflix’s Space Force show other than the vague logline above. But the teaser trailer did indicate that the series was created in a effort to mock President Trump’s decree from June 18th, 2018. That decree saw the President order what he called a “Space Force” to protect our planet from the dangers in orbit:
“Very importantly, I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. … We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal.”
In reality, the point of President Trump’s Space Force is to “manage and monitor the increasing numbers of satellites in low-Earth orbit and the tens of thousands of pieces of space junk and debris that pose an increasing threat to costly spacecraft.” However, were assuming Netflix’s Space Force show will incorporate many more ideas outside the mundane.
Netflix’s Space Force show will reteam Steve Carell with U.S. version of The Office creator, Greg Daniels. Steve Carell will star and co-created the series with Daniels. The duo will executive produce the series alongside fellow The Office alum, Howard Klein.
Netflix ordered the Space Force show straight to order. So there’s certainly some confidence in the network that the creative team will deliver. The Office continues to be one of the most popular properties streamed on Netflix’s platform to this day. Seeking out Carell and Daniels to deliver a new show in the similar vein is an ingenious move. It’ll be exciting to see what they come up with.