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Not even gravity (or mixed reviews from critics and fans) can keep Space Force down. In Season 2 of the Netflix series, General Mark Naird (Steve Carell) and his team has five months to prove their worth to a new administration. But based on the official trailer for the workplace comedy’s second season... that might not be nearly enough time.
Last time we saw General Naird, he and his family were on the run after the Chinese damaged the United States’ moon base. This is, of course, after the general went against an order that the crew on the U.S. lunar base attack their Chinese counterparts. But it appears as though the general and his team “are back in the game,” while still not necessarily having the right stuff. After all, it’s been suggested that General Naird is “unstable, incompetent, fragile, eccentric, indecisive, and potentially treasonous.” Sure, but apart from that, what's the problem?
Check out the trailer below:
Co-created by Carell and (now co-)showrunner Greg Daniels, the workplace comedy was inspired by former Pres. Donald Trump’s executive order to create the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the military. Daniels will co-showrun the show’s sophomore season with Norm Hiscock (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, People of Earth, Parks and Recreation).
In addition to Carell, the show also stars John Malkovich (Dr. Adrian Mallory), Ben Schwartz (F. Tony Scarapiducci), Tawny Newsome (Captain Angela Ali), Lisa Kudrow (Maggie Naird), and Diana Silvers (Erin Naird).
The first season of the show was an often-funny mixed bag, blending everything from sci-fi to The Office-esque bureaucratic humor fans might expect from the creative team and star. One thing it did really well is lay the foundation for a wild world populated with great characters, and it seems Season 2 will give them ever more runway (launch pad?) to tell stories in that world (and other worlds, presumably - this is about space after all).
Season 2 of Space Force lands on Netflix Feb. 18. In the meantime, the first season is currently within the streaming giant’s orbit.