Space Force season 2 is currently being planned, confirmes series co-creator Greg Daniels. However, Netflix has not yet picked up the high-profile comedy for a sophomore run of episodes, even though it seems highly likely that such an announcement will happen. For now, Daniels and the rest of the writing staff are in early discussions regarding where to take the story, should they have the chance to continue.
Greg Daniels re-teamed with Steve Carell for Space Force season 1, which debuted on Netflix over the weekend. Daniels and Carell, who previously worked together on The Office, co-created the series, with Carell also starring in the lead role as Mark Naird. During a recent interview, Daniels was asked about the possibility of season 2. Here's what he had to say about it.
"We're certainly hoping for a few more seasons, and we have started to assemble the senior writers to discuss what would happen next year. We don't have the pickup yet, but yeah. There's a lot to follow up on based on where we ended."
This is one of the biggest original comedy shows that Netflix has produced to date. Not only did it mark a reunion of the minds behind The Office, but it also boasts a massive A-list cast, which includes Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang, Jane Lynch and Ben Schwartz. Space Force centers on a four-star general who begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest branch of the military off the ground. The streaming service also reportedly shelled out a lot of cash for the show, as Carel alone was paid more than $1 million per episode.
With that in mind, it would make sense for Netflix to move forward with season 2. Premium content is more important now than it has ever been as an increasing number of streaming services enter the marketplace. Space Force appears to be quite popular as well, as it dominated the service's top ten list over the weekend. Netflix is historically quite stingy when it comes to revealing ratings of any kind. The company, very selectively, will unveil streaming numbers, but it's a rare occurrence. The top ten feature that rolled out earlier this year has provided at least some window into what people are watching.
The only possible hurdle, it would seem, for Space Force season 2 is critical opinion. At present, season 1 holds a pretty rough 38 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Though, the audience rating, as of this writing, is much better at 77 percent. Averaged out, it doesn't seem that the lack of critical praise would be enough to get in the way of a renewal. Especially with Greg Daniels and the writing staff already brainstorming ideas. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further updates are made available. This news comes to us via Collider.