Paul Feig’s slate has never been so packed. Or so popular. His upcoming espionage chucklefest Spy is gathering positive reviews, he’s deep in development on the all-female led Ghostbusters reboot and if a recent report is correct, he’ll be shaping a Play-Doh movie for Fox. Before any of those come to fruition, however, the director’s penchant for the funny is being catapulted to the far regions of the galaxy in his forthcoming Yahoo! comedy series, Other Space.
Like the recently-revived Community, the show will debut exclusively on the online giant’s network, and orbit around a spaceship crew out and about on a ‘routine collection mission’ that leads them to uncover one of mankind’s greatest discoveries. To whet those appetites ahead of the series’ debut, the first trailer does a sterling job of clueing us in to the haphazard batch of space explorers as they embark on their mission.
A quick glance at the cast roster shows that Feig’s passion for enlisting established stars alongside up-and-coming actors is alive and well. Among the show’s veritable array of talent are Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu, along with Beta’s Karan Soni, House Of Lies‘ Eugene Cordero, Silicon Valley star Milana Vayntrub, The Man In The High Castle‘s Conor Leslie, Broad City‘s Neil Casey and Bess Rous of TV’s Castle.
Other Space hits Yahoo! Screen on April 14.
From three time Emmy nominee Paul Feig (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Bridesmaids,” “The Office”), “Other Space” is a galactic adventure set in the early 22nd century, when the human race has mapped most of the known universe, failed to find alien life, and frankly gotten a little tired of the whole thing. A spaceship on a routine collection mission stumbles into the greatest discovery in history: an alternate universe, far stranger and way more dangerous than ours. Now the ship’s crew — a collection of overmatched rookies, feuding siblings, burned-out veterans and obsolete robots — has to explore this new universe to try and find a way back home alive.