Fans of The Office have been clamoring for more episodes or some type of reunion. It hasn’t happened but Steve Carell is reuniting with the show’s creator for a new Netflix show called Space Force. The actor is reportedly setting a new record through the deal. How much is he reportedly being paid for the show? Here is everything you need to know and more.
Space Force is based on Donald Trump’s idea of a military branch focused on space
President Donald Trump previously announced during a National Space Council meeting that he is planning to create a new military branch focused on space.
“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That’s a big statement. We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force – separate but equal. It is going to be something,” he said according to ABC News.
The idea came across as outrageous to many and now it’ll be made into a show. Steve Carell is teaming up with The Office creator Greg Daniels for a Netflix show called Space Force. It will be a workplace comedy around the people working in this new military branch. Carell will not only co-create and produce it. But he will star in the new show.
Steve Carell is reportedly making more than $1 million per episode for the show
The Office fans have been outspoken about wanting the comedy to come back. However, Carell previously explained why that probably wouldn’t be a good idea. So the demand for him to star in a workplace comedy again is certainly there and with the help of the co-creator of The Office, it’s probably no surprise that a lot is being invested in this new show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Carrell is setting a new record in terms of pay by topping the $1 million per episode salary that has been made by stars of The Big Bang Theory. A source claimed The Office is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix so the platform heavily pursued him for the show.
Carell previously said a reboot of The Office wouldn’t work today
The reason why Netflix pursued the actor for this new show is probably that he wasn’t interested in rehashing The Office. He noted that the show got another life because of streaming but he still doesn’t think there should be a reboot.
“Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” he explained to Esquire. “And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago.”
He added, “The climate’s different” and “I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior.”
Perhaps this new show will be the middle ground between what the fans of The Office want and what Steve Carell wants. It will take some time to finally find out through the show’s release.
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