Netflix has announced the Space Force premiere date and revealed that Emmy and SAG Award-winning actress Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Mad About You) has joined the cast. The comedy series will launch on the streaming service on May 29, 2020.
In the series, a decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly-formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force.
Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance.
From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), Space Force is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. Howard Klein/3Arts (The Office) serves as executive producer as well.
John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake.
Lisa Kudrow will play Maggie Naird, the wife of Steve Carell’s General Mark R. Naird. Maggie is a Washington Air Force wife who has sublimated parts of herself to her husband’s career for two decades. But as he takes on his biggest challenge, she is growing in a different direction.
Steve Carell plays 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. Carell, who co-created the series, is also an executive producer.
John Malkovich (The New Pope) plays Dr. Adrian Mallory, Head Science Advisor, brilliant, arrogant and hoping to prevent space from becoming the next great international battlefield.
Diana Silvers (Booksmart, Ma) plays Erin Naird. Popular and an A-student in Washington DC, Mark’s daughter is an outcast in Wild Horse Colorado after transferring to a remote military base and turns to delinquency.
Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Brockmire) plays Angela Ali, a helicopter pilot, ambitious and competitive, with secret dreams that she keeps close to the vest.
Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) plays F. Tony Scarapiducci, a self-centered media consultant whose Machiavellian goals only sometimes line up with those of Mark or Space Force.
Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley, Crazy Rich Asians) plays Doctor Chan Kaifang. Doctor Mallory’s right hand man, Chan is a brilliant astrophysicist and rocket engineer who immigrated from China as a teenager and loves all things American, from fly fishing to the Baltimore Orioles.
Alex Sparrow (Unreal, The Vatican Tapes) plays Yuri ‘Bobby’ Telatovich. A charming observer from the Russian Government, Yuri is curious about many things in Mark’s life, like his daughter, or the tech specs of the Javelin missile.
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