‘Space Force’: Steve Carell Is a General in Over His Head in Netflix’s First Look (VIDEO)

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Netflix is finally giving viewers a first look at the highly anticipated comedy Space Force, from the people behind The Office.

The series, which the streamer announced will debut Friday, May 29, stars Steve Carell alongside a large cast of characters including Friends alum Lisa Kudrow. When four-star general Mark R. Naird (Carell) — a decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force — is recruited as the lead of Space Force, a newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces, he’s thrown for a loop.

Though he’s skeptical about the position, Mark is dedicated to the duty and uproots his family to settle at a remote Colorado base where he works with a team of scientists and “Spacemen.” Tasked by the White House with “getting American boots on the moon” again and in a quick manner, he learns their goal is to achieve “total space dominance.”

Kudrow appears in a recurring role as Mark’s wife Maggie Naird, a Washington Air Force wife who has suppressed parts of herself over the past two decades as she supported her husband in his career. When Mark decides to take on this big challenge, she has her sights set on a different goal.

Described as a new workplace comedy, Space Force is a series in which the stakes are as high as the sky and ambitions are even higher. Viewers are in for plenty of laughs in the title co-created by Carell and The Office creator Greg Daniels. Joining Carell and Kudrow in the cast are John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake. The Office‘s Howard Klein (3Arts Productions) executive produces the series.

Scroll down for a sneak peek at the new series in the full trailer and photos below, and don’t miss Space Force when it arrives on Netflix this May.

Space Force, Series Premiere, Friday, May 29, Netflix

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John Malkovich takes a pensive moment to himself.

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Characters That Keep You on Your Toes

One thing’s for sure: The Office had its fair share of a variety of characters with weird storylines and unpredictable actions like Creed Bratton (played by himself) that made the developments and conflicts in the show twice as interesting and uncanny. Space Force does as well, with quirky characters that certainly do not leave their personal lives and bizarre behaviors at home before coming into work.

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Steve Carell’s Mark is over chatting with Ben Schwartz’s character.

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Carell assumes the boss role in a new workplace comedy iteration.

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Lisa Kudrow’s Maggie supports her husband Mark.

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Malkovich and Carell’s Mark drive and gab.

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Jimmy O. Yang takes control.

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Space Force and Dunder Mifflin Are Clear Underdogs

Remember how on The Office there was an unspoken understanding among Dunder Mifflin employees about how a paper company has zero potential for a future in a paperless world? Well, picture that on Space Force, but instead you have an entire new branch of the military that is constantly being bullied by POTUS and reminded by various members of government and military officials of its lack of importance.

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Mark inspects Yang’s work.

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Tawny Newsome’s character takes the pilot’s seat.

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Diana Silvers’ character serves up frozen treats.

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Don Lake has a laugh in his role.