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'The Office' alums Steve Carell, Greg Daniels are launching 'Space Force' comedy series

By Gina Salamone • Jan 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Get ready for “The Office” meets “Star Trek.”

If you thought President Trump’s announcement last year that he wanted to launch a Space Force to carry out military operations in outer space sounded like a joke, you weren’t alone. Created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels — who respectively starred on and developed the Emmy-winning sitcom “The Office” — a “Space Force” workplace comedy series is coming to Netflix soon.

Carell is set to star in and executive produce the show, but there’s no word yet on what character he’ll play or the exact release date.

“On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States armed forces,” a Wednesday trailer from Netflix reads. “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.”

Daniels is the showrunner and will also be an executive producer, along with Howard Klein, who was an executive producer on “The Office.”

Fans responding to the Netflix announcement Wednesday were already over the moon.

“Steve Carell and Greg Daniels back together again and for a NETFLIX COMEDY,” a user called Dean wrote. “This is checking all the boxes I didn’t know I needed checked.”

“This is going to be amazing,” another user wrote. “I can’t wait.”

Carell portrayed Michael Scott in “The Office,” the regional manager of the Scranton branch of a paper distribution company. That NBC show ran from 2005 to 2013 and depicted the lives of office employees.


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