In December of 2019, what seems like a lifetime ago, United States’ President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, which officially established a new division of the military: the Space Force. This is actual, factual history. In January, 2020, Netflix and Steve Carell announced a team-up on a new comedy called Space Force, a comedic satire based around this new military branch. The first trailer for the show just dropped, giving fans a first look at the new show, ready to lift off at the end of May.
“Greatness was never won without sacrifice…”
In the first trailer for the new Netflix show, Space Force is formed by the president of the United States and assigned to the four-star general, second-in-command of the Air Force, General Mark Naird (Steve Carell). The goal of Space Force? Dominate and control space to protect the internet satellites.
General Naird appears to be in charge of getting the Space Force division fully defined and operational, from testing rockets to manning colonies (on the moon!). His position and abilities also appear to come under fire of the US Government, catching flack from someone who seems to be the show’s equivalent of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Expand the new military branch into actual space within a documented budget? No big deal, right?
When General Naird is assigned his new roll, he is joined by his fellow Joint-Chiefs of Staff: Navy (Jane Lynch), Army (Patrick Warburton), Air Force (Noah Emmerich), National Guard (Deidrich Bader), and Marine Corps. He must accept his seemingly ridiculous new position while balancing life as a father to the rebelious Erin Naird (Diana Silvers). Let the hysterics and antics and stress (oh, dear lord, the stress) begin!
“As a scientist, you have a loyalty to reason. Makes you a little untrustworthy…”
The show was conceived as a satire against our current state of affairs, but the trailer has it seeming like a possible real-life play of events… which is simultaneously hilarious and scary. I do plan to stick around and see where this leads, hoping it is binge-worthy and not a flop. How about you? Will you be tuning in?
Catch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts!
Space Force takes off on Netflix on May 29th.
A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military’s newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.
Space Force was created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), and stars Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch, and Fred Willard.