Is Space Force season 3 happening?

Will there be a Space Force season 3 on Netflix?

The cast of Space Force

It’s been over a year since Space Force season 2 landed on Netflix, but if you’re one of those who have just finished binge-watching the latest season of the workplace comedy series, then you’re probably wondering whether a third season is on the way. Continue reading below to find out whether the TV show is returning for another season or has ultimately been bitten off the dust.

Has Space Force been renewed for season 3?

No, Space Force has not been renewed for a third season. In April 2022, it was announced that the TV series was canceled by Netflix after 2 seasons. The cancellation came two and a half months after Season 2 was released on February 18th, 2022.

A scene from Space Force
A scene from Space Force

Why was Space Force canceled?

Netflix didn’t provide an exact reason for its decision to cancel Space Force, but the show’s cancellation was likely based on a combination of factors, including:

  • Low viewership: Space Force did not perform well in terms of viewership, especially in the second season. According to Deadline, season two of the TV series did not break into the overall Nielsen streaming weekly Top 10 ranking but made a brief appearance on the streaming originals Nielsen charts, debuting at No. 8 and rising to No. 7 the following week. It also had a short presence in Netflix’s Daily Top 10 raking, peaking at around No. 5, while season one of the series had had a lengthy stay at No. 1.
  • Mixed reviews: Space Force received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the show for its humor and performances, while others criticized it for being uneven and lacking focus.
  • Cost: Space Force was a very expensive show to produce, and Netflix was looking for ways to cut costs.

It is also worth noting that Netflix canceled a number of other shows around the same time as Space Force, including Raising Dion and The Society, so it’s likely that Netflix was making a broader shift in its programming strategy at the time.

The cast of Space Force
The cast of Space Force

What is Space Force about?

Created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, Space Force is a workplace comedy series about a group of people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Space Force. The show stars Carell as General Mark Naird, the commander of the new branch. Naird is a decorated general, but he is also a bit of a fish out of water in the world of space. He is surrounded by a cast of colorful characters, including his chief of staff, Dr. Adrian Mallory (John Malkovich), a brilliant but eccentric scientist; his press secretary, F. Tony Scarapiducci (Ben Schwartz), a self-promoting social media guru; and his daughter, Erin Naird (Diana Silvers), a bright and ambitious young woman.

Also starring in the series is Tawny Newsome as Captain Angela Ali, a Space Force helicopter pilot, and later, astronaut;
Jimmy O. Yang as Dr. Chan Kaifang, Dr. Mallory’s lead assistant; and Don Lake as Brigadier General Bradley Gregory, Naird’s executive officer.

Over the course of the two seasons, the Space Force team faces a number of challenges, including budget cuts, political pressure, and technical difficulties. But through it all, they remain committed to their mission of protecting the United States in space.

In addition to being a comedy, Space Force also explores some serious themes, such as the role of the military in space, the challenges of space exploration, and the importance of teamwork. The show has been praised for its humor, its performances, and its realistic portrayal of the challenges of working in government.

Where to watch Space Force

All two seasons of Space Force are streaming exclusively on Netflix.

Haven’t seen Space Force yet? You can check out the show’s official teaser below:

Space Force | Official Teaser | Netflix
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