Steve Carell teams up with 'The Office' creator for new show called 'Space Force'

The comedy series will premiere later this month on Netflix

Entertainment Desk May 06, 2020

Steve Carell who played Micheal Scott in The Office, is teaming up with the show's creator Greg Daniels once again. The show is called Space Force and would see Carell as the man in charge, reported CBS News. However, instead of leading the city-wide branch of a paper company, Carrell would reign over the militarisation of space.

The trailer shows Carrell as a four-star general named Mark Naird that is tasked with developing and subsequently leading the sixth branch of red forces under the directives of the President of the United States. As the name of the show suggests, the branch's purpose is to increase US military presence in space.

Being taken by surprise, Naird takes up the challenge regardless. Judging from the trailer it seems that much like Carrel's character in the Office, Naird too has no idea whatsoever about his role.

From accidentally blowing a prototype worth more than four new middle schools, to his daughter being suspended for flipping the bird to her principal to breaking out to the Beach Boys hit Kokomo, Naird is seen occupied in all sorts of shenanigans in the trailer, and that's just scratching the surface.

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Other cast members include John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch and others are introduced. The trailer ends with Naird snapping back into formation after his brief song break.

Carrell also serves as co-creator to the show. The series would premiere on May 29 on Netflix.

The premise borrows from President Donald Trump directing the Pentagon to create the sixth arm of the military that would oversea activity in space back in 2018. Last year it was made official with Congress passing a $738 billion military bill.

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