Netflix has released the first trailer for Space Force, the next comedy that brings together The Office executive producer Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell. This all-star comedy talks about the new incumbent branch of the military, which is created under the auspices of General Mark Naird (Carell), who certainly has reservations about all of this.
The cast for Space Force also includes John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow and Ben Schwartz. This is the show’s first trailer, which seems surprisingly expensive for a comedy:
Our first reaction is that Space Force looks fun, even if this particular trailer is relatively light. Again, we’ve been locked out for almost two months, and who even remembers the jokes are That much?
Either way, you won’t have to wait long to watch it. The first season of Space Force will be released on May 29 on Netflix. While Netflix risks losing the mega streaming hit The Office at the end of the year in the United States, this will help fill the void.
Why comedies turn to science fiction in 2020
Space Force is a workplace comedy with a high concept premise, but it’s not alone when it comes to science fiction sitcoms this year. The recent Amazon show Upload, also created by Greg Daniels, mainly tells his jokes in an expensive VR world. The disappointing HBO Avenue 5, created by Armando Iannucci of Veep, is installed on a spaceship.
It’s hard not to see a common thread here: the great creators put on ambitious shows that guarantee high production values and more effects than you are used to seeing in a standard sitcom. The Good Place has set a precedent in this regard.
The important thing, in the end, is that the jokes are good. Avenue 5 didn’t blow us away, but Space Force is very promising.