Netflix officially renews its Steve Carell-led comedy series Space Force for a second season. With its debut season premiering last May, the drama quickly soared to become one of Netflix’s most watched shows. However, critics were less receptive of it and thought a few things needed to be worked on come its sequel.
Season 2 will then see a few changes, with the series undergoing a creative revamp. Greg Daniels will return as the showrunner and he will be joined by Norm Hiscock as a co-showrunner. In addition, Jimmy O. Yang will also take part in the Space Force writing staff.
Although the series was well-received by viewers, the critics perceived otherwise, giving Space Force only 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Hence, the creative revamp was a necessary decision to address such a concern. It hopes that “a second season will allow Space Force the runway to grow creatively and better connect with viewers and critics alike.”
On the other hand, the production will move its location from Los Angeles to Vancouver to reduce the show’s budget. Filming will begin next year, but a release date for the new series has yet to be determined.
Space Force Season 2: What is the show all about?
The show is inspired by President Trump’s order to establish space force as the sixth branch of the military. In December 2018, he signed an order for the Pentagon to create the Space Command. It marks his first step to institute a Space Force falling under the leadership of the U.S. Air Force.
Space Force centers around pilot and four-star general Mark Naird (Steve Carell), who has dreamed of leading the Air Force. To his dismay, he instead finds himself tasked with heading the newly formed Space Force unit.
Carell co-created the series alongside The Office creator Daniels. They both serve as executive producers to the show. In an interview with Variety earlier this year, Carell said that he called Daniels to first pitch the idea. He added that he did so as he was “the first and only person that came to mind.”
“He’s smart, funny and has excellent taste. I trust him implicitly,” Carell said. “More often than not, our instincts align with one another. We generally find the same sort of things funny, or moving, or intriguing. That has been the case since we first met.”
The series also stars Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake.