The first full-length trailer for “Space Force” hit the internet Tuesday, giving viewers a glimpse at the upcoming Netflix comedy from two of the creative forces behind “The Office,” creator Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell.
In a plot that lampoons President Donald Trump’s creation of the Space Force, decorated four-star general Mark R. Naird (Carell) dreams of one day running the Air Force, but is instead appointed as head of the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but loyal, Mark uproots his family and moves to Colorado, where he and his coworkers attempt to bring the United States back to the moon and give America “total space dominance.”
In the trailer, Naird’s frustration with the job is evident. Subordinates question his leadership, Congress hauls him in for hearings, and a rocket that costs as much as four middle schools blows up on the launch pad. At one point, he escapes to his office to unwind by singing and dancing to The Beach Boys’ hit “Kokomo.”
Despite this, Naird tries to stay confident publicly.
“Fifty years ago our country put a man on the moon,” Naird says in the voiceover. “Well guess what kids? We’re going back.”
Co-created by Carell and Daniels, “Space Force” boasts a deep supporting cast that includes John Malkovich (“In the Line of Fire”), Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”), Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), Diana Silvers (“Ma”), and Tawny Newsome (“Brockmire”). All 10 episodes of “Space Force” land May 29 on Netflix.