In 2018, President Trump's announcement that he would order the Pentagon to create a Space Force served as fodder for bemused late-night comedians — now it's fodder for an upcoming Netflix comedy series.
The streaming service has announced the workplace comedy Space Force, created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, who last teamed up on The Office. Space Force is the story of the people who are hired to make this sixth branch of the United States armed services a reality — and figure out what, exactly, it's purpose is.
Oscar nominee Carell will star in the series and serve as executive producer alongside Emmy winner Daniels, who will also be the series' showrunner. Carell famously played Michael Scott on the American version of The Office for seven seasons, which was developed and showrun by Daniels.
Carell has focused on his film career in the years since The Office, where he's taken on a slew of dramatic roles in movies like Welcome to Marwen, Beautiful Boy and Foxcatcher. However, his starring turn in Space Force is the second TV role Carell has committed to recently. He is also set to star, along with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, in a drama for Apple about a morning show.
There's no word yet on when Space Force will premiere on Netflix or how many episodes audiences can expect.