New Space Force trailer reveals the ineptitude behind the mission

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

It won't be long before the workplace sitcom THE OFFICE makes the jump from Netflix to Peacock, NBC's streaming service, but all is not lost for those who delight in the art of cringe comedy. I say this because soon Netflix will launch SPACE FORCE, a new series co-created by Steve Carell and The Office creator Greg Daniels, that looks to take America's latest military service branch to task in more ways than one.

In the trailer, we find Carell in the role of Mark Naird, a general who's been assigned to lead the United States Space Force – a job that's probably best left to someone who doesn't accidentally launch a shuttle while putting his feet up on an active console. The newly-established outfit's mission is to get "boots on the moon," though that's obviously easier said than done. As the trailer plays on, we discover just how inept Naird is while trying to maintain a grip on his new position. Thankfully, he'll have a ragtag staff of specialists to help keep his head out of the clouds and his feet on the ground.

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Here's the official plot for SPACE FORCE courtesy of Netflix:

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, with Daniels as showrunner.

SPACE FORCE will launch on Netflix come May 29. Will you be enlisting in this off-color comedy when it takes off later this month? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Netflix

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.