Steve Carell and The Office director Greg Daniels are together again, this time for a new Netflix show based on President Trump’s proposed new branch of the U.S. military, the “Space Force.”
According to entertainment website Consequence of Sound, the show will be a “workplace comedy” that will portray a team of cadets with the mission of making Trump’s Space Force dreams a reality.
But as the teaser trailer says, even the cadets aren’t that sure of what the mission is.
“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.”
Plans for the show first went into motion shortly after Trump rolled out the asinine idea in June 2018. After getting word of the project, Netflix quickly scooped up the rights and gave it a straight-to-series order. An episode count has not been determined as scripts are still being written, but if it’s anything like Carell’s space-themed sketch for SNL, we’re in for a real treat.
The role will be Carell’s first since starring in The Office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s set to earn $1 million per episode.
Carell is also reportedly the co-creator of the show alongside Daniels.
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