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Cast Announced For New Steve Carell Workplace Comedy

Cast Announced For New Steve Carell Workplace Comedy

The cast for Steve Carell's new series Space Force has dropped and it's got us even more excited for Netflix's upcoming 'workplace comedy'.

Steve Carell, who played the awkward boss Michael Scott in the US Office, is teaming up with Greg Daniels, co creator of the show. He will play lead character General Mark R. Naird.

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He stars alongside John Malkovich who will play arrogant Dr Adrian Mallory - a head science advisor at the agency; he hopes to prevent space from becoming the next great international battlefield.

Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz plays F. Tony Scarapiducci, an obnoxious 'media consultant' and Diana Silvers will play delinquent Erin Naird.

The trailer for Space Force says: "The goal of the new branch is to 'defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks' or something.

"This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out."

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It was revealed back in January that it's called Space Force and is inspired by Donald Trump's bizarre plan of the same name - a branch of the military that centred on fighting aliens, or some such weirdness.

When Trump announced the space force last year, many people were intrigued how that would work.

Steve Carell will star in interstellar workplace comedy Space Force. Credit: Netflix
Steve Carell will star in interstellar workplace comedy Space Force. Credit: Netflix

He said they would be in charge of defending American satellites from interference from other countries - which, to be fair, is a legitimate threat.

Trump said about the project: "The Air Force is going to focus on the Air Force. We need a separate branch, and we're working on that. It's called the Space Force, which is very exciting.

"People love it, people love it, they get it, and they love it."

That hints the bunch of characters forced onto something like the International Space Station will be completely hapless and have no clue why the hell they've been jetted into the cosmos.

Carell, who helped to create the series, will reportedly earn a record-setting salary in his first role in a scripted comedy since Michael Scott, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news of Steve Carell teaming up with the creator of The Office US couldn't have come at a better time considering the show we all know and love could be pulled from Netflix thanks to NBC's new streaming service.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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