As Showtime’s official synopsis for Moonbase 8 reads:
Set within the remoted desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator, MOONBASE 8 follows keen astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker) and their chief Cap (Reilly) as they try and qualify for his or her first lunar mission. Whereas working vigorously to finish their coaching, a sequence of surprising circumstances forces the astronauts to query their very own psychological sanity, belief in one another and whether or not or not they’re reduce out for area journey.
John C. Reilly, a wide-ranging comedy famous person and 2003 Greatest Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for Chicago, is the clear centerpiece of this forged because the staff chief of those ineffectual (and unrealistically-aged) NASA trainees. Nevertheless, the actor—who additionally voiced the title character within the Wreck-It Ralph movies—is coming off co-headlining—with Will Ferrell—latest film dud Holmes & Watson, and strikes on to this intriguing sitcom idea. Co-star Fred Armien, the previous long-time SNL forged member and Portlandia co-star, comes into the sequence off a task within the August-released Netflix movie, All Collectively Now. Rounding out the principle onscreen trio, Tim Heidecker, the avant-garde Grownup Swim legend of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, is coming off an onscreen function for the March-premiered Grownup Swim sitcom, Beef Home.
Moonbase 8 is produced by A24 and Abso Lutely Productions. The principle visionary quartet of Armisen, Heidecker, Reilly and Krisel additionally function govt producers for the sequence, joined in that capability by Dave Kneebone and (Heidecker’s Tim and Eric accomplice,) Eric Wareheim, together with Ravi Nandan and Inman Younger of A24.