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Space Force Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Space Force Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Space Force has been renewed for a second season on Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is said to be based on Donald Trump's idea to create another branch of the military focused entirely on space.

It was created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), and follows a group of people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Space Force.

President Donald Trump launched the branch 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."

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Carell heads up the cast along side Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome.

The official synopsis for the Netflix series 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.

Space Force is returning for a second season. Credit: Netflix
Space Force is returning for a second season. Credit: Netflix

"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."

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The news of its return may surprise a few people, however.

Following the release of the first season earlier this year the comedy received a bit of a hammering from critics.

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The Atlantic's Sophie Gilbert wrote: "So strange and ill-conceived and ill-timed that not even Carell's avuncular bonhomie can save it. For all its cinematic trappings, Space Force is a series with a single joke running through it, and that joke is American idiocy."

While Willa Paskin from Slate went for: "Space Force is not exactly embarrassing - everyone involved is too talented - but it is shockingly unfunny for a show made by people who are so talented," while The Detroit News' Tom Long simply said: "Space Force, we do not have lift off."

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Carell will be returning for the new series. Credit: Netflix
Carell will be returning for the new series. Credit: Netflix
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And viewers weren't exactly the most forgiving, either.

Taking to social media to vent their disappointment, one person said: "F***ing hell. #SpaceForce has one hell of a cast, and directing team... & it's awful."

Another wrote: "#SpaceForce is a huge disappointment. What was Netflix doing giving such a huge budget to something so corny?? The acting is great and it's very competently made, just not at all funny."

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A third added: "Binged space force, man what a colossal f*** up. Even Steve Carell couldn't save this."

But not everyone was so put out, with some praising Carell and the rest of the cast.

One fan said: "Bingeing #SpaceForce on #Netflix, one of the best shows I've seen during lockdown."

With another adding: "Greg Daniels' previous shows have also had meh first seasons, so I'm excited for a better second one. I still thought it was fun but I know it can be so much better."

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Topics: Funny, US Entertainment, Netflix

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Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]