Space Force is coming back for season 2 on Netflix with some changes behind-the-scenes.
The show is expected to film in 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Norm Hiscock, a producer for King of the Hill, Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will now serve as co-showrunner with Greg Daniels. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang, who acts on Space Force and used to act on Silicon Valley, is also joining the show as a writer.
Cast members Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, and Yang are all returning to act in season 2.
Netflix said on Twitter that 40 million members watched at least the first two minutes of Space Force in the first month the show was on the service. Critically, Space Force sits at a 38% “Rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. IGN’s Space Force season 1 review said the show is “a topical cosmic farce clumsily mixed with a family drama.”
The news comes as another Carell show, The Office, is leaving Netflix for Peacock in January 2021. THR says that The Office “often” brings in more viewers than Netflix’s original programs.
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Space Force is a comedy based on United States President Donald Trump’s newly-created branch of the military, which is called Space Force. Even though Netflix obviously announced the show after Trump’s announcement, the streaming service did a much better job securing the “Space Force” trademark.
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Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN who is hoping that NBC will restore The Office episode “Koi Pond” on Peacock, especially since the scene they deleted has since been uploaded on the Office YouTube channel.