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‘Space Force’ gets the ax after 2 seasons

Netflix had a terrible month. The streamer’s stock price tumbled after the service suffered its first-ever drop in users in the previous quarter, and Netflix is ​​now canceling a slew of shows as it tries to convince Wall Street that it can straighten out the activity.

“Space Force,” the series from Steve Carell and “The Office” producer Greg Daniels, got the ax after just two seasons. A show about General Mark Naird (Carell) and his attempts to justify the existence of a Sixth Military Branch failed to warrant a return for another set of episodes.

Carell is rumored to earn around $1 million per episode, making him the highest-paid actor in the streaming world. With a supporting cast including John Malkovich (“Deepwater Horizon”), Ben Schwartz (“Sonic the Hedgehog”), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), Tawny Newsome (“Star Trek: Lower Decks”), Don Lake (“Best in Show”) and Diana Silvers (“Booksmart”), the show needed a large audience to justify its budget.

This is after Netflix moved production from Los Angeles to Vancouver for a second season and dropped Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) from the cast to save money. They also changed the overall approach from a “movie” style of production to a workplace comedy in line with Daniels’ previous hits with “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation”.

Season 2 was definitely funnier than Season 1, but many viewers had dropped the show, and the latest episodes had never ranked as highly in Netflix’s Top 10 as the first season. In the final season, Space Force had four months to prove its worth to the Pentagon before being dismantled. Unfortunately, “Space Force” couldn’t do the same with Netflix.

The real-world Space Force appears to be safe for now. The press team has been following the latest developments in the new military branch, and the expansion and rollout of the service appears to be on track.

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