Moonbase 8, first announced in April 2018, has been given a six-episode order at Showtime. The first season was filmed before the pandemic and shopped to various networks. Moonbase 8 reunites Armisen with his Portlandia co-creator Jonatan Krisel. They created the show with stars Reilly and Heidecker. Moonbase 8 "revolves around three subpar astronauts who have high hopes of being chosen to travel to the moon. Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator, it follows eager astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker) and their leader Cap (Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission," per Deadline. "While working vigorously to complete their training, a series of unexpected circumstances forces the astronauts to question their own mental sanity, trust in each other and whether or not they’re cut out for space travel."
TOPICS: Moonbase 8, Showtime, Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly, Jonathan Krisel, Tim Heidecker, In Development