Is Steve Carell's Space Force Safe From An Early Netflix Cancellation?

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While the summer TV season has meant some of the biggest shows on the small screen have gone on break, Netflix is still going strong with brand new originals like Space Force, starring The Office veteran Steve Carell and premiering on May 29. Although the show is already enough of a hit to rank #1 on Netflix's Top 10 list after only a few days streaming, Netflix is known for quickly cancelling its shows, often after only one season. That said, there are reasons to be optimistic that Space Force could be spared an early cancellation.

Greg Daniels, who developed The Office for American audiences and co-created Space Force with Steve Carell, weighed in on the possibility of a renewal rather than an early cancellation, saying this to Collider:

We’re certainly hoping for a few more seasons, and we have started to assemble the senior writers to discuss what would happen next year. We don’t have the pickup yet, but yeah. There’s a lot to follow up on based on where we ended.

According to Greg Daniels, Space Force wasn't designed as a limited series or a chapter in an anthology, but rather that the season that premiered on May 29 is intended as the first of several. The first batch of episodes did end on a cliffhanger, and Daniels and Co. intend to pick up on where the show left off. Despite Netflix not yet giving the order for a second season, writers are already gathering. With hits like The Office and Parks and Recreation to his name, Daniels should be a trusted name in comedy series with long futures.

Space Force has even more going for it than Greg Daniels' hopes for more seasons and an assembly of writers. Steve Carell isn't the only big TV name on board the show, although he likely is big enough himself that he brought some preexisting fans to the project. Alongside Carell on Space Force are John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch, the late Fred Willard, Noah Emmerich, and more.

Will Netflix bring this crew back for more, or will Space Force go the way of Spinning Out, Soundtrack, and more Netflix originals that got the axe after only one season? Well, Space Force has a lot going for it, and not just because of a premise that comments on current events. In case you haven't checked it out yet, here's what's happening in the new new show.

In Space Force, Steve Carell goes in a very different direction than Michael Scott by playing a four-star Air Force general who winds up tasked with leading the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces. He and his family move to a remote base in Colorado to try and lead America to space dominance.

Check out the Space Force trailer, but be warned: you may wind up with Steve Carell's version of "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

If you're in the mood to give Space Force a shot, you can find all ten episodes of the Steve Carell series so far streaming on Netflix now. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more when it comes to streaming TV and movies.

If you've already watched Space Force or are just in the market for some new viewing options now and in the not-too-distant future, be sure to check out our 2020 summer premiere schedule!

Laura Hurley
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