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Netflix’s new comedy series, ‘Space Force’ to premiere next month


Netflix announced that its new comedy series based on the concept of President Trump’s newly launched space force will premiere next month. 

The new series, starring famed comedic actor Steve Carell, will hit the streaming service on May 29, the company said on Wednesday.

Trump in 2018 directed the Pentagon to create a space force as the Department of Defense’s sixth military service branch. The move has been a talking point for the president in the past, with supporters chanting “space force” at his rallies in the months following the directive. 

According to The Associated Press, the new service was officially launched in late December 2019. Last month, it sent its first military communications satellite into space.

The series, also titled “Space Force,” will follow Carell’s character, a general who will head the new military branch, and other officials tasked with creating the “newest branch of the U.S. armed forces.” 

In addition to Carell, who portrayed the popular character Michael Scott in “The Office,” the company said the series will also star actors John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Diana Silvers and Lisa Kudrow.   

Netflix released its first trailer of the new show, which it described as a “workplace comedy,” early last year.

“On June 18, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States armed forces,” the trailer reads as “Also sprach Zarathustra,” featured in the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” plays in the background.

“The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks … or something,’ ” it continues. “This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.”

The show is created by Carell with the help of Greg Daniels, a famed screenwriter, producer and former showrunner for “The Office.”

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