Alas, Space Force is no more. Netflix has canceled the Steve Carell-led show after its second season. That means no more nerdy uniforms, no more jokes in space, and no more of Space Force‘s hilarious cast. We feel sad to see this one go, although we always knew it had room for improvement.
Space Force was a timely creation. The current events of the day greatly influenced the show’s satire when it was first created. Perhaps with the changing of the political landscape, there’s less of a need for a show like this one. We can only hope that’s true.
The comedy’s logline reminds us what it was all about, “A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military’s newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.” And that agency included an all-star cast. Space Force featured the likes of John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, and more. It also brought The Office‘s executive producer Greg Daniels and The Office star, Carell, back together on a project. A reunion, of course, which many people hoped to enjoy.
But with great comedic powerhouses comes great responsibility. According to Deadline, which first reported on the news, “for an expensive show like Space Force, the ratings renewal bar is high.” And it seems season two of the show did not meet that bar. We guess it happens to the best of us.
Like other Netflix cancellations of late, we feel this one will hit the show’s fans hard. Goodbye Space Force, we barely knew you. But we will absolutely remember your uniforms. For those who may not yet have watched, or want to relive the humor of General Mark Naird from the start, seasons one and two of Space Force remain available to watch on Netlix.