The new trailer for the upcoming Netflix comedy “Space Force” — from the minds behind “The Office” — released for the first time on Tuesday.
The trailer features Steve Carrell playing the role of U.S. Air Force general Mark R. Naird, a decorated fighter pilot who aspires to lead the Air Force, but who is instead chosen to lead the new military branch.
Watch the trailer below:
The show is set to premiere May 29 on Netflix and was developed by creators Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, who gained much of his career fame from his role as Michael Scott in the NBC show “The Office.”
“Friends” star Lisa Kudrow also joins the cast, along with John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Noah Emmerich, Jimmy O. Yang, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake.
Last month, the official Twitter account for the television show posted still photos from the show and announced the release date of May 29. “What did you think? This was some kind of joke?” the account tweeted, confirming the show is indeed real.
What did you think? This was some kind of joke?
Space Force is coming May 29. pic.twitter.com/TPW0nhDjcO
— Space Force (@realspaceforce) April 8, 2020
A teaser trailer for the show was released last year, indicated the show will center on the members of the new branch figuring out what the purpose of the branch is. “The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks’ . . . or something,” the trailer said.
The show comes just months after the U.S. military formally organized the new military branch.
The branch published its official website in December. It received its first funding in the 2020 defense budget and has already submitted wartime requests to maintain and protect key satellites. The branch’s missions will also reportedly include satellite defenses, maintaining satellite communications in support of military operations abroad and maintaining missile-warning satellites.