by Chris Harnick | Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 10:27 AM
This is some out of this world TV news: Steve Carell is teaming with The Office executive producer Greg Daniels for a new workplace comedy, Space Force. Carell is on board to star in and executive produce the new Netflix comedy series.
According to Netflix, the new series is a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth brand of the armed services…Space Force. You may recall President Donald Trump discussing the creation of a Space Force in the summer of 2018, now meet the (fictional) people tasked with making this space unit a reality.
See a teaser for the new comedy below.
Carell co-created the series with Daniels. Daniels, who was also behind King of the Hill and Parks and Recreation, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Howard Klein is also on board as an executive producer.
No additional details, including other stars or premiere date, have been announced.
Carell is also part of the cast of the untitled Apple drama co-starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. These two shows are his first series regular TV gigs since leaving The Office in 2011.
While this isn't the rumored The Office revival fans have hoped for, it sounds pretty darn close. Carell said a revival with him as Michael Scott wouldn't work in this social climate.
"I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he's certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That's the point, you know? But I just don't know how that would fly now. There's a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn't really work," he said.