Carell and Greg Daniels, creator of NBC's version of The Office, co-created the workplace comedy Space Force, which has received a straight-to-series order. Their comedy is inspired by President Trump's proposal last June for a space force as the sixth branch of the military. The news comes three months after Carell boarded Apple's morning news show drama series. The Hollywood Reporter reports, based on sources, that "Carell's salary for Space Force — including co-creator and exec producer fees — sets a new overall record for talent, likely topping the $1 million per episode paydays that the cast of CBS' The Big Bang Theory previously netted. With The Office ranking as one of Netflix's most-watched acquired series — sources note that it often collects more viewers than some of its originals — the streamer stepped up after hearing Carell was ready to return to series-regular television and aggressively pursued the series." Space Force wasn't shopped elsewhere.