When you hear that Netflix is releasing a comedy series called Space Force, you can imagine Donald Trump foaming from his mouth, ready to tweet his anger that Netflix has made a “very, very bad move” with his dumb facial expressions. But what also is so damn encouraging is that Steve Carrell is returning to comedy — this is very, very great news.
Since his comedy days, Steve Carrell has successfully taken on more serious roles with the likes of Foxcatcher and The Morning Show, and while he has managed to achieve this, we do miss his abrupt comedic style.
When will Space Force be released?
Netflix’s Space Force will premiere on May 29, 2020, and you can add it to your list now.
What’s the premise of the Netflix comedy series?
A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve 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. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), Space Force is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky-high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer, as well.
What’s the latest on cast news?
Emmy and SAG Award-winning actress Lisa Kudrow has joined the cast of Space Force, recurring as “Maggie Naird,” the wife of Steve Carell’s General Mark R. Naird. Maggie is a Washington Air Force wife who has sublimated parts of herself to her husband’s career for two decades. But as he takes on his biggest challenge, she is growing in a different direction.
And here are the first look photos.
Looking good? It’s too early to say, but one would think that with the cast, this could be a major success for Netflix.
As usual, Ready Steady Cut will be keeping abreast of the comedy series Space Force, providing comprehensive coverage.
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