Thursday, June 20, 2024

New Netflix Series Starring Steve Carell Will Mock Trump’s “Space Force” Plan with “Office”-like Comedy


Steve Carell is returning to TV with a new Netflix series. “Space Force” will mock Donald Trump’s plans for an actual Space Force. Carell is a creator of the show with “The Office” co-creator, Greg Daniels. This is already so funny they almost don’t have to make the series. You can just imagine it and start laughing.

A teaser gives us a little idea of what’s to come: “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.”

So think “The Office” maybe never in space– my guess is they’ll talk about space a lot but never get there. Hey wasn’t there a movie called “Office Space.” That would have been a good title, no?

Carell is just coming off great reviews for “Beautiful Boy” and mystifying ones for “Welcome to Marwen” which made $10.5 million and is about to vanish from theaters. Carell’s had a pretty great history with movies overall since leaving “The Office,” from “Date Night” to “Foxcatcher” to “Crazy Stupid Love.” He kind of steals “Vice,” playing right now, as Donald Rumsfeld.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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