Netflix continues to be on the forefront of the entertainment industry as one of the leading forces in producing new and original content for consumers around the world. At this point they rival historic television networks like ABC and CBS that have been in business for nearly an entire century after only being in business for less than 30 years themselves. They have also substantially ramped up those production efforts since the beginning of last year when the COVID-19 pandemic began and quarantine ensued, providing their customers with more content than they could seemingly consume and ensuring they would remain entertained no matter how many hours they would have to spend stuck inside. The abundance of shows Netflix has released over the past year have received immense praise from critics and essentially reshaped how the streaming giant conducts business once again, paving the way for a new era where Netflix is more dependent upon their own original content than acquiring the rights of content that is not theirs. One new series that debuted during quarantine has emerged as one of the driving forces of this new wave of original content: the new original series Space Force takes comedy out of this world, literally, and has just begun filming its second season.
Space Force debuted on Netflix in May of last year with a ten episode first season that reimagines the Cold War-era space race from a more current perspective. General Mark R. Naird, played by the talented Steve Carell, is tasked with establishing a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces to be known as the “Space Force.” Their mission? To get American boots back on the Moon by 2024. The first season saw Carell joined by the likes of John Malkovich and Ben Schwartz among several others and was so well-received by fans that Netflix is now producing the series’ second season, which Schwartz announced via his Instagram has officially begun filming. Though specific plot details about the upcoming season are still unknown, with a comedic team helmed by Steve Carell at the heart of this project it is difficult to not be excited at the sheer prospect of Space Force.
Fans of the actor likely remember Carell best for his tenure on the wildly popular sitcom The Office where he played Michael Scott. He received immeasurable praise for how he handled that role, helping create arguably one of the most iconic fictional characters comedy has ever seen. Netflix struck gold casting Carell for this role and if the series has any potential for success, it is likely him who will help it reach that potential to the fullest extent. Fans of the actor are more than likely ecstatic to see him at the helm of a comedy series once again and will be eagerly awaiting the next season of Space Force. Those fans can remain on the lookout for further details about the next season of Space Force as production continues.