On Wednesday, Netflix released a series of first-look photos from the show on social media along with the premiere date.
Netflix describes the show as “deadpan.” Carell plays four-star general and decorated Air Force pilot Mark R. Naird, who is called on to lead the new Space Force. The series also stars John Malkovich, Friends alum Lisa Kudrow and of Silicon Valley
“Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and ‘Spacemen’ are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance,” reads the Netflix plot summary.
Carell is a co-creator of the series along with Greg Daniels, the developer of the US version of The Office. Daniels is also the showrunner.
Now that we have a debut date, we’re just waiting on a trailer to materialize. One thing we’re pretty sure of: There will be moon-camouflage uniforms.