Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Netflix Gives Series Order to Comedy 'Space Force' Starring Steve Carell

Steve Carell and The Office creator Greg Daniels are reuniting for the new original comedy series Space Force, which has been officially ordered to series at Netflix today. 

Inspired by President Trump's June order, the workplace comedy centers around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services - the Space Force.

Carell and Daniels co-created the comedy, with Carell also set to star. They will executive produce with Howard Klein. 3 Arts Entertainment will produce in association with Netflix.

Following his exit from The Office, Carell has largely focused on his film career. In 2014, he received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Foxcatcher. He has also starred in the films The Big Short, Battle of the Sexes, Beautiful Boy, Vice and Welcome to Marwen. He is also the co-creator (alongside his wife Nancy Carell) of the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca, which just aired its fourth season.

Space Force marks Carell's latest TV foray and first long-term commitment since he left The Office. Last October, he signed on as the male lead in Apple's upcoming morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. However, sources note that he only signed a one-year deal for the show, which was ordered to series with a two-season, 20-episode order.