“Space Force” has become a bit of a punchline during the Donald Trump presidency, with Mr. 45 promising to add a military branch that will defend the moon. Now, we will have a movie based on the hilarious idea thanks to none other than Steve Carell, who will be starring in the film.
On Wednesday, January 16, Netflix announced that the film was set to begin production.
The series about the proposed sixth branch of the military doesn’t have a proposed episode count, but it does promise a star-studded cast, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“On June 18, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the Unites States Armed Forces. The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘reform other space-related tasks’… or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out,” a statement surrounding the release read.
Check out the promo video below.
From the guys that brought you The Office. Welcome to Space Force.
With The Office ringing in such good numbers for the streaming service, Netflix didn’t allow the “Space Force” project to be shopped to any other networks. Instead, it will exclusively stream on Netflix with its impressive cast led by Steve Carell.
There is no word on which other actors or actresses will be joining the cast.