Carell, who also serves as co-creator and executive producer, stars as Mark R. Naird, “a General tapped by the White House to lead a new branch of the Armed Forces with the goal of putting American ‘Boots on the Moon’ by 2024.” If you haven’t guessed by now, the series directly riffs on Donald Trump’s ludicrous Space Force idea.
Assisting Carell with this mission is an all-star cast that includes John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Noah Emmerich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Jane Lynch, and Fred Willard. Paul King (of Paddington 2 and The Mighty Boosh fame) directed the two episodes of the 10-episode season, including its pilot.
Along with the below trailer, Netflix recently previewed Space Force with a whole bunch of set photos.
Space Force marks Carell’s first regular TV role since wrapping up The Office in 2011. Netflix is reportedly paying him a record-setting $1 million per episode.