Fred Armisen is out of this world…
Showtime has released the trailer for its comedy series Moonbase 8, starring the 53-year-old half-Venezuelan American actor/comedian, Tim Heidecker and John C. Reilly.
Moonbase 8 follows aspiring NASA astronauts preparing to qualify for their first lunar mission.
“Let’s show NASA that we know what we’re doing,” Armisen’s Skip tells his teammates.
The trailerfollows Skip, Rook (Heidecker) and Cap’s (Reilly) shenanigans at the titular base in Arizona. From recycling urine into water to unsuccessfully simulating a rocket launch, the clip features the lead characters working towards their aspirations and goals of reaching the moon.
Though joining the mission for a range of reasons – from extending a family legacy to promoting the word of Jesus Christ throughout the galaxy, the Moonbase 8 team comes together to prove to NASA that they’re not in over their heads in the hopes of reaching the astronomical body.
“That’s why I love you guys. We’re dedicated to a mission that’s beyond our ability but we’re going to try anyway,” Reilly’s Cap tells his teammates. “We are going to the moon.”
Showtime, in addition to releasing the series trailer, set the premiere date for the comedy. Moonbase 8 will debut on Showtime on November 8 at 11:00 pm.