Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by FlayedManOfSF, Jan 16, 2019.
Created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell
This has me so excited.
This can’t be real right?
This makes me depressed.
After Angie Tribeca, I'm willing to give Carrell produced stuff a shot.
I can't even imagine the amount of money Netflix must have paid to get this series.
Apparently they’re gonna pay Carrell over $1 million per episode. That’s a new record for per-episode salary.
Being able to say you're essentially airing new episodes of The Office is a big deal, I suppose. I guess this is part of how they're planning on countering the news of the latest fee hike. Although if they'd just slow down for a second and stop entering into this completely insane production deals maybe they wouldn't need to hike their fees so often.
They recently said that The Office accounts for like 8% of their total streaming traffic so if they’re gonna go all out on a production deal, it makes sense it’d be this one
So he's the reason I'm canceling Netflix.
Yeah it definitely does make sense. It's almost like a snake eating its own tail scenario though: they need super expensive content to retain subscribers, and they wouldn't need to retain as many subscribers if they weren't raising fees, and they wouldn't be raising fees if they weren't spending so much money on content, and they wouldn't be spending so much money on content if they didn't need to retain subscribers . . . . . . .
Is there an exact figure? $1 million per episode isn’t unprecedented.
List of highest paid American television stars - Wikipedia
No exact figure yet but the Hollywood Reporter article says it will top what the cast of The Big Bang Theory gets, which is $1 million an episode, and that it “sets an overall new record for talent”
Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump's 'Space Force'
Everyone seems so into this but the idea of it sounds really terrible to me.
I thought the same about a show centering around a Parks and Recreation department. Boy was I wrong.
Agreed, but some of the best shows have terrible premises and some of the worst shows have the best so who knows.
When I first read the headline I never expected Steve to actually be acting in it, just producing
I'm incredibly hyped, hopefully they cast some really funny supporting actors too
I have a hard time not imagining it as The Office in space. Which sounds awesome as it is. Hyped.
Well, Friends is a show about friends. Seinfeld is a show about nothing. Both are classics.
It sounds like it’s going to be “The Office, but in a military facility in Texas” or somewhere similar. It’s about the people who have to figure out what the Space Force is even supposed to be and how to implement it, not the actual Space Force itself.
There’s nothing wrong with either of those things on paper though, they’re just simple ideas. This is either secretly an Office reboot which I don’t think is necessary, or a comedy about a sadly real thing that is waaaaay too young to be parodying. If anything about the Space Force gets off the ground (no pun intended) a show about how useless and impossible it is won’t age well, and if nothing comes of it then a show about people trying to implement it won’t age well either because who will remember it? I trust the team involved but I really wish this was news about a different show.
You can easily edit your statement to this:
"If anything about Dundler Mifflin gets off the ground (no pun intended) a show about how useless and impossible it is won’t age well, and if nothing comes of it then a show about people trying to implement it won’t age well either because who will remember it?"
$1m isn't crazy, especially compared to what some comedians have received for their specials. I imagine actors for Netflix shows don't get any form of residuals either.
What? Dunder Mifflin isn’t a real company...
Right. My point being I don't think anyones too concerned if Space Force is or isn't real/will or won't exist.
I am pretty concerned about this/the idea of a show about it makes me a little upset. I’m not writing it off yet, but the idea leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.