As much as it sucks, we’re all going to have to come to terms with the fact that the US Office is never coming back.
It’s probably for the best anyway, why tarnish something that was so good?
In the meantime fans will have to make do with Steve Carrell’s new show, which is being described as a ‘workplace comedy’ again, only this time it takes place in space.
Space Force will see the Michael Scott actor reunited with Greg Daniels, with the pair having worked together on the US Office.
Carrell will play lead character General Mark R. Naird. He stars alongside John Malkovich who will play arrogant Dr Adrian Mallory – a head science advisor at the agency; he hopes to prevent space from becoming the next great international battlefield.
Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Schwartz plays F. Tony Scarapiducci, an obnoxious ‘media consultant’ and Diana Silvers will play delinquent Erin Naird.
Back in January it was revealed that the show’s title was a reference to Donald Trump’s bizarre pipeline plan of the same name. Last year the President discussed a possible branch of the military that was based up in the stars.
Trump said about the project: “The Air Force is going to focus on the Air Force. We need a separate branch, and we’re working on that. It’s called the Space Force, which is very exciting.
“People love it, people love it, they get it, and they love it.”
In an interview with TIME, Carell said he has no plans of reviving his character Michael Scott because he loves the role ‘too much’ to go back to it. He said: “I remember it was the first week we were shooting the pilot, and Jenna [Fischer] and John [Krasinski] and Rainn [Wilson] and I went out to lunch… just the four of us,
“We were sitting in this little diner in Culver City, and I remember saying, ‘Guys, if this works, this could be the most special thing that any of us are ever involved with.’”
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