The series finds Carell playing a four-star general whose Air Force dreams are dashed when he is assigned to lead Space Force, the newly formed branch of the US Armed Forces. His mission: Get the USA on the moon again as soon as possible and achieve total space dominance. Suffice it to say, he, the team of scientists, and the “Spacemen” don’t have an easy road ahead.
It’s certainly an enticing proposition to have Carell and Daniels reunite for another workplace comedy – particularly a satire-ready workplace like this. It looks like good fun, plus there’s a great cast that includes John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang and Noah Emmerich, among others.
Looking forward to it! Space Force will be launching onto Netflix on May 29.
Official synopsis for Space Force:
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. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), SPACE FORCE is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer, with Daniels as showrunner.