Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming Space Force and it’s provoking a roller coaster of emotions in us. We wanted this to be good, didn’t think it was going to be after we caught some of it, and now are back to furiously praying it’s as good as it should be.
That cast is a pretty stunning Murderer’s Row of comedic actors. On paper, a Trump-era military-political satire full of some of the funniest people working in the business sounds like an automatic win. Don’t call this a review, but we caught the first episode and it didn’t exactly provoke knee-slapping on our parts. Take this with a grain of salt, since most of the people who appear in this trailer aren’t in the first episode and streaming shows are notoriously slow in building up momentum post-launch. In other words, we’ll see. But that really is one impressive-as-hell lineup of really funny people – including the recently departed – and hilarious to the end – Fred Willard.
And we hope we don’t get in trouble for admitting this, but the AOC analogue provoked a guffaw.
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 launches May 29, 2020 on Netflix.
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