‘Moonbase 8’ Trailer: John C. Reilly & Fred Armisen Shoot for the Moon in New Comedy Series

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The full-length trailer has been released for Moonbase 8, a new Showtime comedy series led by John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker.

Like Showtime’s answer to Netflix’s Space Force, Moonbase 8 follows a group of eager astronauts as they endeavour to be selected for a lunar mission. Their training takes places at NASA’s Moon Base Similar… and their chances ain’t looking good.

The lead trio created the series alongside Tim Heidecker, who was also one of the creators behind Armisen’s sketch series Portlandia and Zach Galifianakis’ dark comedy series Baskets. Heidecker also directs all six eps.

Moonbase 8 will be hitting Showtime in the US and Stan in Australia on November 8th.

Official synopsis for Moonbase 8:

Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator, Moonbase 8 follows eager astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker) and their leader Cap (Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. While working vigorously to complete their training, a series of unexpected circumstances forces the astronauts to question their own mental sanity, trust in each other and whether or not they’re cut out for space travel.

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