Ahh Netflix, you’ve done it again and thank goodness as I’ve nearly burned through the month’s schedule.
No one will forget Donald Trump’s presidential term – for the good, the bad and the plain left-of-field. Speaking of strange, in 2019 the U.S. President established a military ‘Space Force’, because, you know, space invaders right? Or was it the 2020 confirmation of UFOs? Nevertheless, it turned heads and in a new comedy series from Netflix, it has provided the perfect inspiration.
Born from the minds of Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, Carell says the series title is “based on nothing, except that it made everyone laugh.” But somehow, I feel people will interpret it differently. According to the synopsis:
“A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), SPACE FORCE is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer, as well.”
By the looks of the trailer and star cast, we’re already sold. Space Force drops onto Netflix from May 29. The countdown is on, mark your calendars.