Space Force renewed for season 2

Space Force renewedSpace Force will be launching a second season on Netflix.

According to a report by Variety, Netflix has renewed the Steve Carrell-led comedy for another season.  Inspired by Trump’s order to establish the space force as the sixth branch of the military, the sitcom focused on what would have happened should this have actually taken place. With the Trump administration on its way out, Space Force the series will have outlived its own source of inspiration. It will be interesting to see how the story continues given that hopefully will not be burdened by becoming a political satire but will be allowed to better develop its characters and their arcs.

The first season consisted of ten episodes and aired on Netflix last May 29.

Here is the official synopsis of the show:

“A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), Space Force is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher.”

Space Force also stars John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, and Lisa Kudrow.

While the team behind the first season will remain the same, there will be some interesting changes. Collider reports that Norm Hiscock (Parks and RecreationKing of the Hill) will be joining the team as a co-showrunner alongside Daniels, and Yang will also be joining the writers’ room as a staff writer.

Read our review of the first season here.