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‘The Office’ alums Steve Carell, Greg Daniels are launching ‘Space Force’ comedy series

Steve Carell pauses for a moment to take in the grandeur of the 82nd Academy Awards, March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, Calif. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Michael Connors)

Get ready for “The Office” meets “Star Trek.”

President Trump announced last year that he wanted to launch a Space Force to carry out military operations in outer space. Created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels — who respectively starred on and developed the Emmy-winning sitcom “The Office” — a “Space Force” workplace comedy series is coming to Netflix soon.

Carell is set to star in and executive produce the show, but there’s no word yet on what character he’ll play or the exact release date.

“On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States armed forces,” a Wednesday trailer from Netflix reads. “The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks.’ Or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.”

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Daniels is the showrunner and will also be an executive producer, along with Howard Klein, who was an executive producer on “The Office.”

Carell portrayed Michael Scott in “The Office,” the regional manager of the Scranton branch of a paper distribution company. That NBC show ran from 2005 to 2013 and depicted the lives of office employees.

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