Netflix reveals Space Force comedy series before Trump gets real thing approved

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Say whatever you want about Carell or Trump, but I think we can all agree that a comedy about creating the Space Force is a laugh-out-loud amusing idea. Carell and Daniels co-created the series together and will executive produce alongside 3 Arts' Howard Klein, whom the two previously worked with on the acclaimed NBC comedy that ran for eight years. Carrell, of course, played Dunder Mifflin Scranton Regional Manager Michael Scott for The Office's first seven seasons. Netflix has yet to announce a release date for "Space Force". The teaser reads, "On June 18, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a sixth major division of the United States Armed Forces". Hyped for Space Force? This is now our best estimate of what Carell might look like on Netflix's Space Force. Nor has Netflix determined exactly how many episodes there will be.

When President Donald Trump announced the creation of the Space Force as a new sixth branch of the U.S. military last fall, the idea attracted plenty of attention, and jokes.

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Last year, Trump infamously ordered the establishment of "Space Force", a proposed sixth branch of the military. Adding to the alphabet soup of space agencies will probably just make that worse.

Netflix has handed this one a straight-to-series order, and also brokered a rich deal for Carell to star as the show's lead (he's going to recur on the Apple show, but we imagine there might be some schedule juggling). And they can thank Trump's Space Force idea. My guess is we'll see the show long before we see the actual Space Force.

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