When President Trump announced the creation of the Space Force military branch, people were shocked and a little confused. But shortly after, all that turned into a bit of laughter as the idea of a military branch focused on space is a bit silly. Well, Greg Daniels and Steve Carell thought it was silly too, as the two men have used that idea as the basis for their aptly titled Netflix comedy series, “Space Force.”
As seen in the new teaser trailer, “Space Force” is about a four-star general Mark Naird (Carell), who is given the mission of shaping the future of Space Force with the sole purpose of putting “boots on the Moon.” He’s joined by a group of soldiers and scientists that do their best, with rather limited resources, to make that happen.
Joining Carell in the cast are John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake. As mentioned, the series is co-created by Carell and Greg Daniels, who is one of the creative minds behind the American version of “The Office.”
“Space Force” is expected to arrive on Netflix on May 29.
Here’s the 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. 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.