John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz to star alongside Steve Carell in Space Force
Paul King (Paddington 2 and The Mighty Boosh) will direct the show's pilot
Space Force, the upcoming Netflix comedy series from The Office-creator Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, is beginning to take shape. Carell, who also serves as co-creator and executive producer, will be joined by John Malkovich and Parks and Recreation-fame Ben Schwartz.
Malkovich plays Dr Adrian Mallory, Head Science Advisor, brilliant, arrogant, and hoping to prevent space from becoming the next great international battlefield. Schwartz portrays F Tony Scarapiducci, a self-centered media consultant whose Machiavellian goals only sometimes line up with those of Mark or Space Force.
Additional supporting characters include Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O Yang, and Alex Sparrow. Paul King of Paddington 2 and The Mighty Boosh fame will direct two episodes of the series, including the pilot.
The 10-episode series is expected to premiere in 2020.