'Space Force' Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Trailer and Plot

Steve Carell's comedy series about the antics of the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces, the United States Space Force, is back.

Season 1 ended on a dramatic note, with the team stuck on the moon after their rivals in China's Space Force completely destroyed the American base.

With such a cliffhanger finale, fans were no doubt wondering how Captain Angela Ali (Tawny Newsome) and her crew would survive such an ordeal.

Well, fear not, as here is everything you need to know about the show's second season—including the plot and when it'll be released.

When is Space Force Season 2 Out?

Space Force was originally renewed by Netflix in November 2020 and it was confirmed the show would begin filming again in 2021, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Filming began in May 2021 and finished the following month, with production moving from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada as a way to reduce the show's budget.

On January 18, Netflix confirmed the show would return to the streaming platform a month later. "Not even gravity can keep them down. Space Force returns on February 18," it said on Twitter.

All 7 episodes of the series will land on Netflix in one go.

What Will Happen in Space Force Season 2?

Space Force will focus on the aftermath of the team's mission on the moon, and is set three months after the climax of Season 1.

The new season will see General Mark Naird (Carell) try to deal with the consequences of his actions and his decision to go against an order to start a war with Chinese forces on the moon.

Who Stars in Space Force Season 2?

As mentioned, Carell will return to the show to reprise his role as General Naird and so too will Diana Silvers, who plays his daughter Erin, and Lisa Kudrow, who portrays Naird's wife Maggie.

John Malkovich will be back as Dr. Adrian Mallory, the chief scientist at Space Force, and Jimmy O. Yang will also return as Mallory's lead assistant, Dr. Chan Kaifang.

Ben Schwartz will be back as F. Tony Scarapiducci, the Space Force's social media director, and Don Lake will play Brigadier General Bradley Gregory once more.

For those concerned for the team sent into space, have no fear because Newsome will also return as Captain Ali, the head astronaut in charge of the mission.

Among Season 2's guest stars are Patton Oswalt and Terry Crews.

Is There a Trailer for Space Force Season 2?

Yes, Netflix released a trailer for Space Force Season 2 on January 27, which gave fans a teaser of what was to come.

Revealing the dramatic aftermath of Space Force's first mission, it showed the team having to face an interrogation from a committee over what happened on the moon and why.

Space Force lands on Netflix on Friday, February 18.

Space Force Season 2
(L to R) Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali, Diana Silvers as Erin Naird, Don Lake as Brad Gregory, Steve Carell as General Mark Naird, John Malkovich as Dr. Adrian Mallory, and Jimmy O. Yang as Dr. Chan Kaifang in "Space Force" Season 2. The show returns to the Netflix on Friday, February 18. Diyah Pera/Netflix