The new series stars Steve Carell and was created by Greg Daniels, who also made… The Office.
The will officially be leaving Netflix at the end of the year, but if you’re already feeling pre-emptive grief, Netflix will soon deliver unto you a show that will fill that Pam-sized hole in your heart. But instead of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this series takes place in space… almost.
Netflix has released the first images from Space Force, the new Greg Daniels series starring Michael Scott himself, Steve Carell, as a general trying to get the sixth branch of the military off the ground and into orbit.
Daniels, who created the beloved American version The Office, has gathered some impressive comedic actors for the series in addition to re-teaming with Carell. He’s joined by John Malkovich, Friends legend Lisa Kudrow, and Parks and Rec’s Ben Schwartz. Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake round out the cast.
“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,” the official synopsis reads. “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.”
Will Space Force be funny? Given the pedigree behind it, and Daniels and Carell’s track record together, probably! Is it a wild coincidence that President Donald Trump founded an actual Space Force earlier this year, and that the series will likely be responsive in some way to his military expansion? Also probably, but at least we’ll have some laughs along the way.
Space Force will hit Netflix on May 29.
Credit to GQ.