Space Force: Steve Carell to star in new Netflix comedy inspired by Trump

Star is co-creating the show with The Office's Greg Daniels

Clémence Michallon
New York
Thursday 17 January 2019 08:00
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Netflix announces TV series 'Space Force' to star Steve Carrell - trailer

Steve Carell is set to star in a new Netflix show called Space Force, inspired by none other than Donald Trump and his proposed Space Force.

Netflix revealed that the series would “soon” debut on its platform.

As well as starring in the show, Carell is co-creating it with Greg Daniels, who developed the US adaptation of The Office.

A video teaser released states – accurately – that on 18 June, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a sixth branch in the United States Armed Forces, called the Space Force.

“This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out,” it goes on to claim.

Space Force is being marketed as “brought to you by the same guys who brought you The Office“.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Carell is to earn a record-breaking salary for his performance in the show, in addition to executive producer and co-creator fees.

That means his salary will likely top the $1m (£775,705) per episode scored by the cast of The Big Bang Theory.

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