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Steve Carell Returning to Small Screen in Space Force

He'll team up with 'The Office' creator for the Netflix series
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2019 2:34 PM CST

(Newser) – Thank you, President Trump: Steve Carell is teaming up again with The Office showrunner Greg Daniels for Space Force, a Netflix comedy series inspired by, yes, Trump's plan to create a sixth branch of the military focused on outer space. Carell will star in the show, which is being described as a workplace comedy focused on the people tasked with creating Space Force, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Both he and Daniels will serve as executive producers along with Howard Klein, who also worked on The Office. "The goal of the new branch is to 'defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks' ... or something," says a teaser for the show. "This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out." (Carell recently burned Trump on SNL.)

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