The last few years have been… surreal, to say the least. So much so that it often feels like we’re living in the Darkest Timeline. But now, on January 15 in the Year of our Lord 2019, we can finally say that at least one good thing has come out of the unending nightmare scenario that is the modern world.
Steve Carell is reuniting with Greg Daniels, creator of the American iteration of ‘The Office’, to develop a sitcom to which only the particular peculiarities of Donald Trump’s America could ever have given rise.
That show is ‘Space Force’, and it has been picked up by Netflix with a straight to series order. According to the show’s official logline, it will be “a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services.” Yep. We’re talking about that Space Force. But unlike the Trump administration’s customary comedy of errors, we can at least expect that the show’s approache will be intentionally funny.
Carell and Daniels (who co-created the series) will be joined by at least one more alumnus of both ‘The Office’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’, Howard Klein, who has signed on to the project as an executive producer. Daniels, meanwhile, will serve as showrunner, a position he occupied for five seasons of ‘The Office’.
Netflix’s announcement of ‘Space Force’ was accompanied by a promotional video that very deliberately evokes ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, right down to its use of ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ You can check that out here:
Are you looking forward to the show? Is a new comedy from the creator of ‘The Office’ enough to make Netflix’s latest rate hike worth it? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back for more on ‘Space Force’ as it becomes available.