Steve Carell starring in, executive producing workplace comedy about ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell is producing and starring in a new workplace comedy for Netflix called “Space Force.’’ –Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, file

There ain’t no party like a space party, ’cause a space party never stops … in zero gravity.

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, creators of “The Office,’’ are producing a workplace comedy for Netflix. “Space Force’’ will parody the lives of government employees developing a sixth branch of the armed forces dedicated to, among other things, protecting American satellites.

President Trump announced the Space Force initiative last June and signed a memo on Dec. 18 authorizing the defense department to begin creating United States Space Command, its newest division.

A cheeky trailer explaining the show’s premise pokes fun at the government’s ambiguous vision for what will likely be a multibillion dollar project: “The goal of the new branch is to ‘defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space related tasks’ — or something.’’


Carell and Daniels will be joined by fellow “Office’’ alum Howard Klein, who will executive produce the series. Production won’t interfere with Carell’s role in Apple’s untitled morning show drama alongside Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, according to Deadline. Netflix has yet to announce a release date for “Space Force.’’