Space Force Preview: For General Naird, There's Nowhere to Go But Up

Steve Carell (The Office) and Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels' Netflix comedy Space Force released a poster that showed Carell's Gen. Mark Naird in the latest in "lunar camo chic" that has us wondering if there was going to be a lot of fighting happening on the moon (and laying down). As we await the official trailer ahead of the series' May 29 premiere (you can check out the teaser below), the streaming service has released an official poster that brings Naird's personal and professional support team into the spotlight. With the tagline, "Nowhere to go but up", we see a wide range of facial reactions to Space Force's long-term prospects: from Naird's "you know, this might just work" to Maggie Naird's (Lisa Kudrow) disgusted glare, and everything in-between. Along with that poster came the promise of a teaser, and that's exactly what we received on Tuesday morning.

Welcome to Space Force, poster courtesy of Netflix.
Welcome to Space Force, poster courtesy of Netflix.

In Space Force, Carell's decorated pilot and four-star general Mark R. Naird had dreams of running the Air Force until he was tapped to lead the newly-formed sixth branch of the military: Space Force. Moving his family to a remote Colorado base, Naird and his team of scientists and "spacemen" are charged with fulfilling The White House's goal of getting (more) American boots on the moon and for the U.S. to win the race to dominate space. As you're about to see, Naird finds himself trying to make the most out of project everyone around him seems invested in seeing fail while getting to know his family again (and possibly forging a new one with his team of dreamers if he isn't careful. Thankfully, there's nothing The Beach Boys can't help him solve:

Netflix's Space Force also stars John Malkovich (The New Pope), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Diana Silvers (Glass), Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), Tawny Newsome (Sherman's Showcase), Alex Sparrow (unREAL), Don Lake (NCIS), Noah Emmerich (The Americans), Fred Willard (Modern Family), and Jessica St. Clair (Playing House). Series co-creator Carell is also set to executive produce, with Daniels serving as showrunner and executive producer. Joining them for their take on Donald Trump's Space Force initiative as executive producer is 3 Arts' Howard Klein (The Office). Paul King (Paddington) is on board to direct two episodes, including the pilot.

Steve Carell rocks the latest in lunar camo in Space Force, courtesy of Netflix.
Steve Carell rocks the latest in lunar camo in Space Force, courtesy of Netflix.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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