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Space Force season 2 Netflix release date and time — when you can watch

The cast of Space Force (L to R) Don Lake as Brad Gregory, Diana Silvers as Erin Naird, John Malkovich as Dr. Adrian Mallory, Steve Carell as General Mark Naird, Ben Schwartz as F. Tony Scarapiducci, Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali and Jimmy O. Yang as Dr. Chan Kaifang, standing in their suits.
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Countdown to launch is initiated for the Space Force season 2 release date, as we inch closer to the return of Steve Carell as General Mark Naird. The bad news? Well, he may not be in charge of his misfit space nerd shop for much longer. 

Yes, the show that riffed on the idea of a space army is actually coming back for more, and they've got to answer for the China incident on the moon. This fictional version of the sixth division of the U.S. armed services is finally being held to task for not attacking the Chinese forces on the moon — who wound up destroying the U.S. base. 

And while Naird is always his own worst enemy, he's now got a bigger foe in the new Secretary of Defense, who doesn't trust him (and why would you). Fortunately, Capt. Angela Ali (Tawny Newsome) has survived that ordeal on the moon. 

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When does Space Force season 2 come out on Netflix?

Space Force season 2 comes out on Netflix (opens in new tab) this Friday (Feb. 18, 2022). All seven episodes will release at 3 a.m. ET.

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Space Force season 2 trailer

The trailer for Space Force season 2 starts off with Steve Carrell doing what he does best: being unable to deal with criticism. We quickly learn that Gen. Naird's tenure running Space Force, though, is under threat from the government (and that's Tim Meadows playing the secretary of defense, who informs us of this).

The general's daughter Erin (Diana Silvers) is interviewing to join the team (likely as an intern), and Dr. Adrian Mallory (John Malkovich) continues to play pranks with everyone. Oh, and Patton Oswalt's in space ... and he's a NY Jets fan. 

Space Force season 2 cast

The cast of Space Force season 2 retains all of its season 1 stars, including (of course) Steve Carell as the clueless General Mark Naird, who is in theory in charge of these kids.

Tim Meadows (as Naird's rival), Patton Oswalt and Terry Crews are also joining the show. 

  • Steve Carell as General Mark Naird
  • John Malkovich as Dr. Adrian Mallory
  • Don Lake as Brigadier General Bradley Gregory
  • Diana Silvers as Erin Naird
  • Ben Schwartz as F. Tony Scarapiducci
  • Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali 
  • Jimmy O. Yang as Dr. Chan Kaifang
  • Lisa Kudrow as Maggie Naird
  • Tim Meadows as the new secretary of defense
  • Patton Oswalt as Captain Lancaster 
  • Terry Crews as TBA

Space Force season 2 episodes

Unlike Space Force season 1 (which had 10 episodes), Space Force season 2 is reportedly limited to only 7 episodes. All will debut at the same time. 

Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.