Posted: Jan 16 2014 1:56 PM By Kieran Dickson
NBC have just ordered a pilot for Will Ferrells 1960's astronaut comedy series, Mission Control. In a plot which is more than a little reminiscent of Anchorman, Mission Control will follow a cocky male astronaut who finds himself in a battle with a headstrong female to be the first man on the moon.
Harking back to NASA's golden age in the 1960's coupled with some classic Will Ferrell comedy, Mission Control has the potential to be a genuine TV classic. Ferrell is producing the show with Adam McKay with who the comedian has worked with on the majority of his projects including Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys; David Hornsby (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) will complete Mission Control's production team.
Even with the little information we have on this show, there are so many potentially hilarious storylines that spring to mind. Here's to hoping that this is Will Ferrell at his best....