Steve Carell doesn’t have any plans of rebooting his hit series The Office, but he is in fact working with the workplace comedy’s co-creator Greg Daniels on another project, reports Radio Times. Possibly, they will create some more TV magic with Space Force.
The series is based on a newly formed sixth division of the U.S. armed forces, which was announced last year, but is still yet to be funded.
Netflix, where the series will land, has put out a video explaining the logistics:
.@SteveCarell will star in a new workplace comedy series he co-created with #TheOffice’s Greg Daniels about the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services: the Space Force! pic.twitter.com/6GEFNgP18w
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) January 16, 2019
If you haven’t picked up on this already, the series is meant to be a spoof of the new initiative. In the above clip, this line particularly reinforces the comedic tone, reading, “The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks.’ … or something.”
Space Force is the story of the men and women “who have to figure it out.” Oh boy.
But, it’s all in fun, right?
It makes us think of the British series W1A (2014-2017), starring an ensemble cast led by Hugh Bonneville, that provided a behind-the-scenes look of what goes into planning the Olympics (all in fun, too, right?)
Carell is set to star in and executive produce. But, other than that, news on casting and scheduling is yet to be announced. You can also look for Carell in theaters now, starring in Beautiful Boy and Vice.
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