Space Force trailer finds Steve Carell leading the charge to colonize space

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What if Michael Scott from The Office was given a team of scientists and astronauts and free rein to develop a program that would give the United States complete dominance over space?

That’s the premise of the first trailer for Netflix’s Space Force, a new workplace comedy that stars Carell as four-star general Mark R. Naird. Naird, a decorated pilot who wanted to run the Air Force, is thrown off balance when he’s given control over the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces, Space Force. Although he’s skeptical of what the program entails, he decides to give the job his all, leading to a series of hijinx and fumbles along the way that any Office fan will appreciate.

One of the ongoing jokes in the trailer is various members…

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