Comedian Steve Carell will be starring in an upcoming Netflix show about the new Space Force that's being described as a “workplace comedy.”
Yeah, that's right. The Office, but in freaking space.
According to Variety, Carell has teamed up with Office producer Greg Daniels for the new series, which was teased in a short video from Netflix released Wednesday. The promo mentioned that it was “coming soon.”
“The goal of the new branch is 'to defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks,'” the promo said. “Or something.”
It added: “This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.”
The White House directed the Pentagon to create a Space Command in December, which was billed by The Washington Post as a “significant step toward the administration's ultimate goal of establishing a department known as the Space Force that would become the first new branch of the Armed Services since the Air Force was created in 1947.”
As Task & Purpose's Jeff Schogol previously reported:
Space Force would have a total of six bases in California, Colorado, and Florida, according to a draft of the Pentagon's plan for the service that was obtained by Defense One. The internal plan also delves into creating a Space National Guard and Space Force Reserve.
In the draft plan, Space Force would absorb some of the Army, Navy, and Air Force's space capabilities, but those services would still have people and equipment for their individual space needs, Defense One first reported on Monday.
Watch the teaser below:
Space Force | Announcement [HD] | Netflix