“The goal of the new branch [Space Force] is to ‘defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks. … Or something,” the trailer states. “This is the story of the men and woman who have to figure it out.”
From this description, it sounds like Carell and co-creator Greg Daniels, the creative force behind the US version of The Office, have taken Trump’s proposal and imagined its hypothetical outcome: a group of men and women stuck in space, without much to do — with, of course, a healthy dollop of bureaucracy added into the mix.
Is there a trailer for Space Force?
Netflix have released a teaser trailer announcing the show’s premise. There’s no footage from the series — just an aerial shot of Earth.
Who is in the cast for Space Force?
Co-creator Steve Carell toplines the show as Mark R Naird, a “General who was tapped by the White House to lead a new branch of the Armed Forces with the goal of putting American ‘Boots on the Moon’ by 2024.”
He is joined by John Malkovich, who will star as Dr Adrian Mallory, “Head Science Advisor, brilliant, arrogant and hoping to prevent space from becoming the next great international battlefield.”
John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang, Tawny Newsome & Alex Sparrow have joined Steve Carell in #SpaceForce, a workplace comedy centered around the people on Earth who have been tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services: @realspaceforcepic.twitter.com/rGTo8vazB6
Ben Schwartz (best known for his role as Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation) will play F Tony Scarapiducci, “a self-centred media consultant whose Machiavellian goals only sometimes line up with those of Mark or Space Force”.
Diana Silvers will star as Carell’s daughter, Erin Naird, a “popular A-student in Washington DC” who becomes an outcast when uprooted to live in a remote military base in Wild Horse Colorado.
Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O Yang and Alex Sparrow will also feature.