Steve Carell starring in Netflix series based on Trump’s SPACE FORCE, reteaming with ‘The Office’ creator Greg Daniels
A Netflix series from Steve Carell and Greg Daniels? Sounds awesome to me. Based on Trump’s Space Force? Sounds awesome to me. But, we gotta acknowledge it. We’re living in an ever-increasingly glitching reality.
Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, best known for producing the American version of The Office, are teaming up for a new workplace comedy, and this time, they have their eyes set on space.
Space Force is a series about a group of “people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services,” known simply as the Space Force, according to a tweet from Netflix. Space Force takes its inspiration from President Trump’s proposed new military branch of the same name. Trump called for the creation of a Space Force in June 2018.
“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said at the time. “That’s a big statement.”
Although establishing a Space Force in our own world would require Congress to pass new legislation, President Trump signed a memo in December ordering the Department of Defense to create a separate combatant command, known as Space Command. As president, he has the right to create a Space Command without Congress’ approval. It’s unclear if Space Force will address Trump’s Space Command unit.
Much like The Office, expect a group of comedic misfits brought together to try to accomplish something. Unlike The Office, this group will probably not be employees of a paper company based in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Space Force doesn’t have a release date, but it will be available to stream on Netflix “soon,” according to the teaser.