Showtime has greenlit six episodes of a new half-hour workplace comedy called “Moonbase 8” featuring Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), Tim Heidecker (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show”) and John C. Reilly (“Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”). The series follows three subpar astronauts living at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator with high hopes of being chosen to travel to the moon.
The logline: Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator, “Moonbase” follows eager astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker) and their leader Cap (Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. 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.
In addition to Armisen, Heidecker and Reilly, “Moonbase 8” is also executive produced by Jonathan Krisel, Dave Kneebone, Eric Wareheim, and A24’s Ravi Nandan and Inman Young.