If you enjoyed Netflix’s “Space Force,” you will love this. A new space comedy series about moon exploration Moonbase 8, will release on Sunday (Nov. 8), and you can watch the first episode for free.

After the stress of a strung-out historical moment invaded our daily lives via endless poll tracking, ballot counting, and misinformation sorting, it’s kind of nice to set any worries aside and watch “Moonbase 8.”

In Showtime’s six-episode series Moonbase 8, about three astronauts in-training living in isolation at a mock moonbase who never leave the Earth. Cap (John C. Reilly), Skip (Fred Armisen), Rook (Tim Heidecker) are three equally goofy dudes, isolated in the desert, running a perpetual simulation of what it would be like to live on the moon.

The premiere episode of Showtime’s “Moonbase 8” will be available on streaming platforms and on-demand starting at 12 a.m. EST (0500 GMT), Showtime said. 

The series timing is apt, as, in real life, NASA and numerous international partners are pushing to have humans land on the moon’s south pole in 2024 as part of its long-term Artemis program.

“The first episode will be available for free on YouTube and SHO.com, as well as across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites, applications, and authenticated online services and they’re free On Demand channels. Also, the premiere will be available for free on the Showtime stand-alone service’s website www.showtime.com,” Showtime said in a statement Oct. 30.

“Moonbase 8” will air weekly on Sundays at 11 p.m. EDT (Mondays at 0400 GMT). It stars Emmy nominee Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), Tim Heidecker (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show”, “Great Job!”), and Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly (“Step Brothers”).

“Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator, Moonbase 8 follows eager astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker) and their leader Cap (Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission,” Showtime added in the same statement.

“While working vigorously to complete their training, a series of unexpected circumstances force the astronauts to question their mental sanity, trust in each other, and whether or not they’re cut out for space travel.”

In the US, you can watch “Moonbase 8” on the Showtime and Showtime Anytime apps starting at $10.99 a month, along with numerous on-demand platforms. 

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