‘Moonbase 8’ Trailer: Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker Are NASA’s Worst Astronauts

Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), and Tim Heidecker (Us, Tim and Eric) are trying their best to make it to space in the new trailer for Showtime’s Moonbase 8. The A24 produced comedy “follows eager astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker), and their leader Cap (John C. Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission.” Joining them in the trailer seems to be Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Search Party), current lead singer for queen Adam Lambert, and Thomas Mann (Lady and The Tramp, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as skeptical recruits.

This is the fourth space centered show to come out this year (not even including the Star Trek franchise), boldly going where HBO’s Avenue 5 and Netflix’s Away and Space Force went before it. To me, it looks a bit like Spaceship Earth, the documentary about the biosphere program that was supposed to simulate what life might be like on another planet. To know for sure, you can catch Moonbase 8 on Showtime on November 8.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.