Steve Carell is returning to TV for his first starring role since leaving The Office in 2011. What’s more, he’s doing it through a new collaboration with The Office executive producer Greg Daniels. The two have created a new Netflix series called Space Force, which Carell will star in. The idea of a space force was first proposed by President Trump in 2018.
Details on the new series are scarce, but a teaser released by the streaming service hints at this definitely being a comedy. “On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States armed forces,” the video proclaims. “The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks’ or something.”
The series will follow the men and women tasked with creating the space force and figuring out what exactly it does. Outside of Carell, no other casting has been announced. It will be interesting to see if any of his former The Office comrades appear alongside him in the series.
At this point, there is no official release date for the project. However, chances are it’ll debut on Netflix long before the actual real-life space force is established, which is expected to be sometime in 2020. Meanwhile, there’s still no new word on whether or not that potential revival of The Office is going to happen.