Netflix has released a collection of photos from its new comedy series Space Force. Steve Carrell is starring in this new cool series and it’s his first show after The Office. It’s also been announced that that the show will air on May 29th.
Space Force was created by The Office creator Greg Daniels, and it’s a workplace comedy that focuses on a group of people who must develop a sixth branch of the military, inspired by President Trump’s request to create a “Space Force” military branch.
Trump was quoted, describing the organization, as saying, “Spacecom will defend America’s vital interests in space, the next warfighting domain, and I think that’s pretty obvious to everybody. It’s all about space.”
Carell takes on the role of General Mark R. Naird and John Malkovich stars as Dr. Adrian Mallory. Space Force also stars Lisa Kudrow (Friends), Diana Silvers (Booksmart, Ma) as Erin Naird, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as F. Tony Scarapiducci, Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) as Dr. Chan Kaifang, Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali and Alex Sparrow as Bobby Telatovich.
It looks hilarious and a solid show and I’m waiting for its first trailer.
Here’s a detailed rundown of the characters:
Malkovich plays Dr. Adrian Mallory, Head Science Advisor, brilliant, arrogant and hoping to prevent space from becoming the next great international battlefield.
Schwartz portrays F. Tony Scarapiducci, a self-centered media consultant whose Machiavellian goals only sometimes line up with those of Mark or Space Force.
Silvers is Erin Naird. Popular and an A-student in Washington DC, Mark’s daughter is an outcast in Wild Horse Colorado after transferring to a remote military base and turns to delinquency.
Newsome plays Angela Ali. Helicopter pilot, ambitious and competitive, with secret dreams that she keeps close to the vest.
Yang recurs as Doctor Chan Kaifang. Doctor Mallory’s right hand man, Chan is a brilliant astrophysicist and rocket engineer who immigrated from China as a teenager and loves all things American, from fly fishing to the Baltimore Orioles.
Sparrow is Yuri ‘Bobby’ Telatovich. A charming observer from the Russian Government, Yuri is curious about many things in Mark’s life, like his daughter, or the tech specs of the Javelin missile.
Additionally, Don Lake (Zootopia) plays Brad Gregory. Mark R. Naird’s gatekeeper and assistant, Brad is actually a one-star general in his own right.
As previously announced, Carell stars as Mark R. Naird, a General tapped by the White House to lead a new branch of the Armed Forces with the goal of putting American “Boots on the Moon” by 2024.