Steve Carell and The Office creator Greg Daniels are reuniting for a Netflix series inspired by President Trump’s idea for a space force as the sixth branch of the military. Check out the official announcement below!
Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order for Space Force, co-created by Carell and his former Office showrunner Daniels. Carell will star in the series, which is described as a workplace comedy (a Daniels specialty) centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services — Space Force.
Sources indicated that the idea for the series immediately followed the President’s announcement of establishing the Space Force as the sixth military branch. Daniels will executive produce alongside Carell and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein. An episode count has not been determined as writing is currently ongoing.
Sources say Carell’s salary for Space Force — including co-creator and exec producer fees — sets a new overall record for talent, a number that reportedly tops the $1 million per episode paydays that the cast of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory previously netted.
With The Office ranking as one of Netflix’s most-watched acquired series — our insiders noted that it often collects more viewers than some of its originals — the streamer stepped up after hearing Carell was ready to return to series-regular television and aggressively pursued the series. Space Force was not shopped to any other networks.