“Space Force”: is it “The Office” 2.0?

Jenna Peterson
Staff Writer

On June 18, 2018 President Trump announced the creation of a new U.S. military branch known as Space Force, which would prepare America to take control over space before any other country could do so. Pretty dumb, right? It didn’t take long for American people, even people around the world, to laugh at this statement and question what goes on in the president’s head. One large corporation to give their input about this topic was Netflix, who, in response, is making a television series based on the new military branch. 

This show, titled Space Force, is created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell and will star Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Sparrow and Tawny Newsome. According to Netflix, the plot of the show is set in a workplace that centers on a group of people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the armed services.

Given the creators of the comedy and the add in of government work, the show will resemble, or at least remind viewers, of the hit NBC television series The Office and Parks and Rec, which, in my opinion, is the best of both worlds. 

Although Netflix announced the creation of this show on January 16 of this year, Space Force won’t be completed and uploaded onto the streaming website until sometime in 2020.

Header photo courtesy of Space Force’s Facebook page.

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