John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, and more to star in Steve Carell’s Space Force series
EW – The Space Force crew is preparing for launch.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Steve Carell was reuniting with The Office boss Greg Daniels for a new Netflix series inspired by President Trump’s much-mocked idea for a sixth branch of the armed forces. Now the series is revealing more details, including an impressive supporting cast.
While Carell will star as Mark R. Naird, “a general tapped by the White House to lead a new branch of the armed forces with the goal of putting American ‘boots on the moon’ by 2024,” John Malkovich (The New Pope), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Tawny Newsome (Brockmire), and Diana Silvers (Booksmart) will round out the series regulars, with Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) and Alex Sparrow (UnREAL) joining as recurring guest stars. And Paddington and Paddington 2 mastermind Paul King will direct the first two episodes.
Silvers as Erin Naird — “Popular and an A-student in Washington, D.C., Mark’s daughter is an outcast in Wild Horse, Colo., after transferring to a remote military base and turns to delinquency.”
Space Force will debut on Netflix in 2020.