Today Netflix announced that they have teamed up with Greg Daniels and Steve Carell to create a show about the men and women who have to figure out how to make the Space Force a thing.
Based on their video announcement, it looks like the show is already brilliantly self-aware:
Space Force | Announcement [HD] | Netflix
"The goal of the new branch is to 'defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks'...or something," announced the teaser.
Daniels, whose producer credits include The Office, The Simpsons, and Parks and Recreation, along with co-creator Carell, were given a straight-to-series order for their new show, a work place comedy about the men and women tasked to create the Space Force. The episode count and release date have not yet been announced.
So far, details about the actual Space Force have yet to be determined — although the announcement has launched the inception of hilarious memes — but if Netflix is smart, their new show will take a few notes from Veep, which is probably the most realistic depiction of government workings (you just know the government is even more balls crazy than the military — you just know it).
There have been a lot of discussions about whether the Space Force is actually necessary. That's above our pay grade, but we did make a video about what missions it could actually perform. Check it out below:
This is what the Space Force would actually do
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