Lisa Kudrow joins the Space Force | New Netflix comedy with Steve Carell

Lisa Kudrow joins the Space Force

New Netflix comedy with Steve Carell

Lisa Kudrow has joined the cast of Space Force, the new Netflix comedy from Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, his former showrunner on The Office.

The former Friends actress will play Maggie Naird, the wife of Carell’s character Mark, an air force general.

According to the streaming service, Maggie ‘has sublimated parts of herself to her husband’s career for two decades. But as he takes on his biggest challenge, she is growing in a different direction’.

The plot has Mark uprooting his family to a remote base in Colorado to lead the newly-formed sixth branch of the US armed forces: Space Force.

Space Force

He and a colourful team of scientists and ‘Spacemen’ are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) and achieving total space dominance.

Carell and Daniels co-created the workplace comedy, which also stars John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome and Ben Schwartz.

Space Force

Space Force will launch on Netflix on May 29.

Published: 8 Apr 2020

What do you think?

Today's comedy-on demand picks

LA PRINCESA DE WOKING

Emma Sidi has taken great care to replicate the authentic feel of 1980s Spanish-language telenovelas in this spot-on parody, set in contemporary small-town England and which she describes as 'a bit Acorn Antiques, bit Garth Marenghi'.

At her mother's untimely funeral, Becky Hello (a typical British millennial as imagined by Mexican writers who have never been to the UK) discovers she has inherited a fortune. But it isn't long before nefarious family members begin to circle, and Becky must keep her wits about her if she is to avoid the same fate as her mother.

Click for more suggestions

... including a series of six films of Ross Noble on tour and Beef House, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's absurd take on the 1990s sitcom.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.