Space Force Team Talks Netflix Series' Origin, Fart Jokes and More

With less than a week to go until Steve Carell (The Office) and Greg Daniels' Space Force makes its way to the launchpad for its May 29 lift-off, viewers are getting a look behind the scenes of the Netflix comedy series. In the following clip, find out what it was about the series that brought Carell back to series television; what Carell, John Malkovich, and fart jokes have in common; how the series contains a little something for everyone, no matter where on the political spectrum your opinions land; and so much more.

Steve Carell and John Malkovich star in Space Force, courtesy of Netflix.
Steve Carell and John Malkovich star in Space Force, 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 American boots back on the moon by 2024 and the U.S. to win the race to dominate space.

Now, Naird finds himself trying to make the most out of a project everyone else around him seems invested in seeing fail while getting to know his family again (and possibly forging a new one). Thankfully, there's nothing The Beach Boys can't help him solve. Because if Naird isn't careful, he and his team of dreamers might just turn what was once thought of a joke into something special

Netflix's Space Force also stars John Malkovich (The New Pope), Lisa Kudrow (Friends), 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 executive produces, with Daniels serving as showrunner and also executive producing. Joining them as executive producer are 3 Arts' Howard Klein (The Office). Paul King (Paddington) is on board to direct two episodes, including the pilot.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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