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New Trailer Lands For Steve Carell Netflix Comedy Space Force

Jess Hardiman

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New Trailer Lands For Steve Carell Netflix Comedy Space Force

The new trailer for forthcoming Netflix comedy Space Force has dropped down to Earth, ahead of its release on the streaming platform later this month.

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From co-creators Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), the new 10-part series follows a group of people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Space Force - which, of course, President Donald Trump launched IRL at the end of last year, saying at the time: "The Space Force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground."

And with Steve Carell heading up the cast alongside the likes of Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome, it looks like the stars are aligning for the show to become our new favourite comedy.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The official synopsis for Space Force reads: "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 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."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Speaking about the show's inception, Carell said: "Space Force came around in a rather atypical way. 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.

"I heard about the idea through my agent, and 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.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Last month, Netflix announced that Lisa Kudrow would star as Maggie Naird, the wife of 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. However, as he takes on his biggest challenge, she is growing in a different direction.

John Malkovich also features as Dr Adrian Mallory, a Space Force scientist described as 'brilliant' and 'arrogant', and hoping to stop space from becoming the next international battlefield.

Schwartz (who you'll recognise as the brilliantly awful Jean Ralphio in Parks and Recreation) will play F. Tony Scarapiducci, a self-centered media consultant, while Silvers is Naird's daughter Erin and Newsome is ambitious helicopter pilot Angela Ali.

Space Force will launch on Netflix on 29 May.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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