The last time Steve Carell starred in a workplace sitcom, it was The Office, which, despite ending seven years ago, is still reportedly Netflix’s most popular show. In an attempt to recapture that Dunder Mifflin magic… BUT IN SPACE… Carell has re-teamed with The Office co-creator Greg Daniels on Space Force. Except instead of managing a branch of a paper company, he’s now a four-star general in charge of the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (yes, this one). Agent Michael Scarn would be so proud.
You can watch the first trailer above. Here’s more.
A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (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.
Space Force, which also stars John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Tawny Newsome, Jessica St. Clair (womp it up!), and Fred Willard, premieres on May 29.