Steve Carell starring in, executive producing workplace comedy about ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell starring in, executive producing workplace comedy about ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell as Ed McGovern during a NASA-themed skit on Saturday Night Live in 2018.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Carell is teaming back up with Greg Daniels, creator of the USA version of The Office, for a Netflix series that will be a "workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services - Space Force".

Carell and Daniels are telling the story of people trying to make Space Force an actual thing.

Say whatever you want about Carell or Trump, but I think we can all agree that a comedy about creating the Space Force is a laugh-out-loud amusing idea.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix heard Carell and Daniels' pitch and immediately ordered Space Force to series.

A video accompanying the announcement of Space Force (you can watch it below), points to the inspiration for the series, the June 18 announcement by Trump that he has directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.

Space Force does not have a premiere date yet, but it probably looks like this.

Netflix has been streaming The Office for years and ratings are reportedly higher than many of its original series on the service and picked the show up upon hearing of the project before it could be shopped to any other networks. "The goal of the new branch is to "defend satellites from attack" and "perform other space-related tasks"...or something".

On January 16, Netflix posted a one-minute teaser for "Space Force" on YouTube. Notably, the actor will reportedly receive over $1 million per episode, setting a new record for TV salaries.

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