Steve Carell and the creator of 'The Office' are producing a new Netflix comedy mocking Trump's Space Force

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  • Netflix announced on Wednesday a new show about President Donald Trump's new branch of the US military, the Space Force, from Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, the main comedic forces behind "The Office." 
  • The show will follow "the story of the men and women who have to figure" out Trump's quixotic demand for a military branch dedicated to outer space.
  • Experts who spoke to Business Insider called Trump's move to create a new military branch dedicated to space premature. 

Netflix announced on Wednesday a new show about President Donald Trump's new branch of the US military, the Space Force, from Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, the main comedic forces behind "The Office." 

"On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States armed forces," a teaser for the new series read. 

"The goal of the new branch is 'to defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks' or something," it continues. "This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out."

Trump's Space Force, which the Air Force explicitly opposed for years before his presidency, met with resistance from experts and the Pentagon.

However, most experts agree that the US does need to protect its space assets such as satellites, but previous administrations had been satisfied with the Air Force's Space Command.

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Experts who spoke to Business Insider called Trump's move to create a new military branch dedicated to space premature, and Mark Kelley, a former US astronaut, called it "dumb."

So far, Space Command does not have an independent headquarters or command structure. 

"The Office" remains one of the most popular shows on Netflix and is credited with bringing the mockumentary storytelling format to the US. 

Watch the teaser here:

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