Netflix has done it again, folks! The streaming giant and my forever bae (opens in new tab) has given the people what they need right now: comedy and an escape from this planet. Space Force follows Mark Naird (Steve Carell), a four-star general who finds himself leading the newly created sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Space Force. Naird doubts himself at first, but with the help of his team he'll take on the challenge of making sure the United States lands on the moon once again! Former Office showrunner (opens in new tab) Greg Daniels helped write the series, so you know the classic antics the cult NBC comedy is known for will go down. And then there's the all-star cast: Jane Lynch, Lisa Kudrow (opens in new tab), and Ben Schwartz are just some of the familiar faces that will show up on your screen. So before you go on your binging spree, here's everyone you'll find yourself laughing with in this new comedy.
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Steve Carell as General Mark R. Naird
Carrell got his big break as Michael Scott in The Office and in comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Despicable Me. More recently, he's been taking more serious roles, as in Foxcatcher and as Timothée Chalamet's father in Beautiful Boy.
Lisa Kudrow as Maggie Naird
We all loved her as Phoebe Buffay on Friends in the '90s, but more recently, Kudrow has starred in shows like HBO's The Comeback and movies like Booksmart.
Ben Schwartz as F. Tony Scarapiducci
Schwartz may be known for his role as Jean-Ralphio Rubenstein in Parks and Recreation, and for being perhaps Joe Keery's long lost twin? He's also had various roles in films since Parks and Rec,like his voiceover role in Sonic The Hedgehog.
Jane Lynch as the Chief of Naval Operations
Lynch has been a part of the Hollywood scene for as long as I can remember, from '00s classics like Sleepover to hit television shows like Glee. Most recently, she's had a role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and has voiced characters in films like Disney's Wreck-It Ralph.
Fred Willard as Fred Naird
Regarded as one of the greatest comedic actors, Willard played iconic roles from Hank MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond to Frank Dunphy on Modern Family. Sadly, Willard died in May 2020 at age 86.
Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali
Known for her work as a sketch and improv comedian, she's taken her talents offstage to shows like Brockmire and Big Mouth.
John Malkovich as Dr. Adrian Mallory
While he may be known for his lead role in the Oscar-nominated film Being John Malkovich, he's recently starred in the New Pope alongside Jude Law and in Billions.
Jessica St. Clair as Kelly King
King is a very, very funny chick with comedy films like Bridesmaids, Like a Boss, and She's Out of My League up her sleeve.
Noah Emmerich as Kick Grabaston
Space Force isn't Emmerich's first rodeo. He's been in previous big-name shows like FX's The Americans and USA's White Collar.
Alex Sparrow as Yuri 'Bobby' Telatovich
Known for his roles in European productions, he has starred in shows like UnREAL and in the action movie Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Diana Silvers as Erin Naird
Silvers is a newcomer to the scene, but she's making a name for herself with breakout roles in Booksmart, Glass, and Ma.
Jimmy O. Yang as Dr. Chan Kaifang
You probably recognize him for his role in HBO's Silicon Valley, but he's also had small roles in Crazy Rich Asians, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Fresh Off the Boat.
Don Lake as Brad Gregory
He currently has a recurring role in the drama NCIS but has appeared in comedies like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Downsizing.
Ginger Gonzaga as AYC
She's tackling an alternate universe version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (opens in new tab) on Space Force. Gonzaga's non-political past roles include Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here and NBC's Champions.
Dan Bakkedahl as John Blandsmith
You may have seen him on HBO's Veep alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus (opens in new tab) or in CBS' Life in Pieces.
Patrick Warburton as Commandant of the Marine Corps
Fans of animation movies may recognize Warburton's voice for playing Kronk on Disney's The Emperors New Groove. He's also starred in Seinfeld as Elaine's boyfriend and in the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement.
Kaitlin Olson as Edison Jaymes
You probably recognize her from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which just finished its 15th season. She's also starred in shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Mick.
Diedrich Bader as General Rongley
You've seen (or heard) Bader in a ton of your favorite shows, like American Housewife, Veep, BoJack Horseman, Phineas and Ferb.
Roy Wood Jr. as Liaison Bert Mellows
You probably recognize him from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he serves as a correspondent. He has a couple of stand-up shows, too.
Janina Gavankar as Hannah Howard
Most recently, Gavankar has been in the movie The Way Back alongside Ben Affleck. Before that, she starred in The Morning Show and True Blood.
Larry Joe Campbell as Biffoont
You've seen Campbell in a couple of your favorite comedies from years past, including Netflix's American Vandal and Hall Pass.
Chris Gethard as Eddie Broser
He's been a guest writer on Saturday Night Live, but recently has starred in Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens and Inside Amy Schumer.
Aparna Nancherla as Pella Bhat
She voiced Hollyhock on the dark comedy BoJack Horseman and has starred in productions like A Simple Favor and HBO's Crashing.
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