In the clip, we’re introduced to Mark R. Naird (Carell), a decorated Air Force pilot who is tasked with leading the U.S. Armed Forces’ newest branch: Space Force. This includes moving his family to Colorado, where he’ll oversee the base.
“There will be setbacks,” Mark says in the clip. “But greatness was never won without sacrifice.”
However, it’s clear his staff isn’t fully convinced that he’s up for the job. “It is a complete s*** show,” one employee says. And then lies, “Oh, my drycleaner. Yeah, yeah, they lost my dress whites.”
Although we don’t know if Mark has what it takes, one thing’s for certain: We’ve missed Carell’s effortless comedic timing.
We first learned about Space Force back in January 2019 when Netflix announced the news in a now-deleted teaser. Carell will not only star in the all-new comedy series, but he will also serve as co-creator alongside Greg Daniels (showrunner of The Office).
In addition to Carell, the show also stars Lisa Kudrow (Maggie Naird), John Malkovich (Dr. Adrian Mallory), Diana Silvers (Erin Naird), Tawny Newsome (Angela Ali), Ben Schwartz (F. Tony Scarapiducci), Jimmy O. Yang (Dr. Chan Kaifang), Noah Emmerich (Kick Grabaston), Alex Sparrow (Yuri “Bobby” Telatovich) and Don Lake (Brad Gregory).
Space Force will hit Netflix on May 29, and we’ve already scheduled a hot date with our couch.