Steve Carell and Greg Daniels are reuniting — but not to reboot “The Office.” The star of the workplace comedy and the creator of said workplace comedy are reteaming to bring you a new workplace comedy for Netflix called “Space Force.”
Per the project’s official logline, “Space Force” is a “workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services…Space Force.”
Yes, they’re talking about that Space Force, created by the Trump administration.
Netflix released a brief announcement video on Wednesday, which included this text, projected over footage of space and set to the theme from “2001: A Space Odyssey”:
“On June 18, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States Armed Forces. The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks.’ Or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.”
Carell, who co-created “Space Force” with Daniels, will star in and executive produce the series. Daniels will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with fellow “The Office” producer Howard Klein also serving as executive producer.
An episode count and launch date will be announced at a later time, along with character details and more casting announcements.