Yet another comedy/sci fi hybrid, what distinguishes Netflix’s forthcoming Space Force from the countless other sci fi/comedies currently in production is the outstanding cast that the show’s producers have managed to assemble.
The programme follows the adventures of a group of people tasked with establishing the latest branch of the United States armed forces, the US Space Force.
With King of The Hill creator Greg Daniels at the helm, the show has managed to attract (wait for it) Steve Carrell, John Malkovich and Lisa Kudrow to the cast, which tells us all we could possibly need to know about how seriously Netflix are taking the project.
Carrell will play Mark R Naird, a hotshot pilot in the US air force. Kudrow has signed on to play his long suffering wife, Maggie, while Malkovich will apparently play a zany scientist called Dr. Adrian Mallory.
Here’s all you need to know about Netflix’s Space Force.
What’s the show about? The show is apparently based on President Trump’s recently announced outer space military programme. “Space Force will focus on Mark R. Naird (Carell), a “decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force.” Said a spokesperson for Netflix about the show. “That plan, though, gets shifted when he is chosen to run the military’s new sixth branch. “Sceptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colourful 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 dominance.”
Who else is starring in the series? Apart from Malkovich, Carrell and Kudrow, Space Force stars Ben Schwartz as F. Tony Scarapiducci, Secretary of The Air Force, Diana Silvers as Tawny Newsome and Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali.
Who’s behind the camera? Space Force was created by man in demand Greig Daniels. The writer, who is currently also working on Roadkill, created the show in collaboration with actor Steve Carrell, who plays General Mark R. Naird in the show.
When will Space Force be released? The series is set to premiere on Netflix on the 29th of May 2020.
Is there a trailer for the show? Yes, and it’s rather good. You can watch it below.
When and where was Space Force filmed? Principal photography on the series took place in California on between September 2019 and January 2020
Space Force will premiere on the 29th of May 2020 on Netflix UK. More information about the show can be found here.
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