Space Force: Everything we know about Steve Carell’s new show so far

Steve Carell is reuniting with Greg Daniels to bring a new, out-of-this-world series to Netflix. Here’s what we know about Space Force so far.

When President Trump announced the creation of a new branch of the armed forces, most people were confused and befuddled. So Netflix put its best people on the case to create a farcical workplace comedy based on the idea.

That’s the premise behind Space Force, the new Netflix comedy series dropping May 29. As described by Netflix, Space Force is:

“A comedy series about the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military.”

Greg Daniels, creator and executive producer of The Office (as well as King of the Hill and Parks and Recreation), has reunited with recent Golden Globe winner Steve Carell (The Morning Show) who famously played Dunder Mifflin’s World’s Best Boss to co-create the new series.

Carell is set to star as Mark Naird, the general tasked with creating the new out-of-this-world branch of the military. In a brilliant stroke of casting, Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy) will co-star as his wife, Maggie.

Since leaving The Office, Carell has mostly done dramatic work (Foxcatcher, The Big Short, Battle of the Sexes). In these chaotic times, Carell’s return to comedy will be a welcome one. (Keeping Space Force from being too much of a reboot of The Office may prove tricky, however.)

The series will also include John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Fred Willard, Jessica St. Clair and many others among its incredible star-studded cast.

Netflix has not released a full trailer yet, but they did release a brief teaser (set to the infamous and iconic 2001:  A Space Odyssey soundtrack, of course):

Space Force launches on Netflix May 29 and is sure to be full of many zany and cringeworthy laughs as beleaguered General Naird attempts to venture into uncharted territory. In the meantime, we can count down the days by rewatching The Office and Parks and Recreation again.

Are you excited to watch Space Force when it arrives on Netflix in May? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!