Netflix Announces ‘Space Force’, From The Office US’s Steve Carell & Greg Daniels
Netflix is going into sppppaaceee… or at least trying to… As the streaming service commissions ‘Space Force‘, a workplace comedy from Steve Carell & Greg Daniels, the people behind the US version of ‘The Office’.
The show is based around the announcement last year by the Trump administration that they would create a 6th division of the US armed forces to “defend satellites from attack, and perform other space-related tasks… or something…” ‘Space Force’ is the story of those men and women who have to figure it out.
Steve Carell, who co-created the show with Greg Daniels, will also star and exec produce. Daniels will be showrunner and exec producer.
Along with ‘Space Force’ – which is possibly the most epic bit of trolling of the current US administration – Carell is also due to star in a new as-yet-untitled Morning Show drama with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for Apple, about the lives of the people who help America wake up. Greg Daniels is working on a show for Amazon called ‘Upload’, which follows a man who is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death.
Whilst it is doubtful Trump’s Space Force initiative will ever actually see the light of day, if it’s managed to inspire Carell & Daniels to come back together on a new project, then maybe it’s worth it.
Netflix hasn’t given a specific premiere date for ‘Space Force‘, other than “coming soon”, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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