Everyone’s lining up to poke fun at Donald Trump’s dumb idea.
Netflix’s new comedy Space Force, starring Steve Carell has added a number of new actors to its roster. John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome have all been added as series regulars alongside Carell, with Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake cast as recurring characters.
Space Force comes from Steve Carell and The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels, and is inspired by President Donald Trump’s ridiculous idea for a Space Force Initiative, centring on the people tasked with creating this sixth branch of the armed forces.
Malkovich is Dr. Adrian Mallory, Head Science Advisor – a brilliant but arrogant man who hopes to prevent space from becoming the next international battlefield.
Schwartz is F. Tony Scarapiducci, a self-centred media consultant whose lofty goals only sometimes line up with those of Carell’s General Mark R. Naird. Obviously this character is not in any way meant to represent real-life former White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci.
Silvers is Erin Naird, Mark’s daughter. A formerly popular A-student in Washington DC, the family’s move to a military base in remote Wild Horse Colorado leaves her an outcast who turns to delinquency.
Newsome is Angela Ali, an ambitious and competitive helicopter pilot with secret dreams she keeps close to her chest.
Yang will recur as Dr. Chan Kaifang, Dr. Mallory’s right-hand man. He is a brilliant astrophysicist and rocket engineer who immigrated from China as a teen, and loves all things American.
Sparrow is Yuri ‘Bobby’ Telatovich, a charming observer from the Russian Government, who is curious about many things in Mark’s life, like his daughter – or the specs of the Javelin missile.
Lake is Brad Gregory, Mark’s gatekeeper and assistant, but a one-star general in his own right.
More on Space Force when we have it.