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WATCH: See The Trailer For Steve Carell's New Netflix Comedy 'Space Force'


10:44 6 May 2020

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Fans of the US Office, rejoice!

There's something special coming to Netflix in late May, with Steve Carell and Office showrunner Greg Daniels at the helm.

Carell stars as Air Force general Mark Naird who has been tapped up to lead a newly formed branch of the US armed forces called Space Force.

Here's the suss on the show from Netflix themselves: "Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colourful 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."

The show also stars John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow and Noah Emmerick.

How the show came to be

Carell said he signed up to the show "pretty much immediately".

"Space Force came around in a rather atypical way," said Carell. "Netflix had this premise that they thought might make a funny show — the idea made everybody laugh in a meeting, an idea of a show about the origins of a fictitious Space Force.

"Netflix pitched the show to me, and then I pitched the show to Greg, and we all had the same reaction to it. There was no show, there was no idea aside from the title.

"Netflix asked, ‘Do you want to do a show called Space Force?’ And I pretty much immediately said, ‘Well yeah, sure. That sounds great.’

"And then I called Greg, and I said, ‘Hey, you want to do a show called Space Force?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, that sounds good. Let’s do it.’ And it was really based on nothing, except this name that made everybody laugh. So we were off and running."

The ten-episode series premieres on Netflix on May 29th - watch the trailer below or by clicking here.

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