Netflix renewed the 10-episode comedy series Space Force, starring Steve Carell, for a second season. The production of the second season, which will begin in 2021, has been moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver to cut expenses.
Space Force debuted on Netflix this May. The show was co-created by Carell along with Greg Daniels, the creator of the hit show, The Office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Norm Hiscock, known for his works like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation, will be joining the creative crew for the second season and will also be the show-runner along with Daniels.
It’s official: Space Force Season 2 is a go. pic.twitter.com/GDG4zeSIdc
— Space Force (@realspaceforce) November 16, 2020
Space Force is inspired from the 2019 incident, where outgoing US President Donald Trump signed a $738-billion defence bill and created the sixth branch of the US Armed Services – Space Force. Trump had claimed that space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain and that the branch was essential for America’s superiority in space.
The first season of the show concentrated on pilot and four-star general Mark R Naird (Carell), who had always wanted to run the Air Force. However, one day he finds himself tasked with the responsibility of running the newly formed Space Force. As requested by the president, Naird has to work with a team of scientists in order to “get boots on the moon”.
With Trump losing the US presidential race to Joe Biden earlier the year, it is unsure as to what direction the show will take in season 2. The show was created as a satire of Trump but when the second season goes on floors, the office will not be held by him.
Along with Carell, Space Force also stars Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O Yang, Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake.