'Moonbase 8': Meet Fred Armisen, John C Reilly and rest of the cast of NASA workplace comedy show on Showtime

The series is a workplace comedy that follows three subpar astronauts living at NASA's Moon Base Simulator with high hopes of being chosen to travel to the moon


                            'Moonbase 8': Meet Fred Armisen, John C Reilly and  rest of the cast of NASA workplace comedy show on Showtime
Fred Armisen and John C Reilly (Getty Images)

'Moonbase 8' is an upcoming Showtime comedy starring A-listers Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker and John C Reilly as astronauts at NASA's Moon Base Simulator in Arizona. They are on their way to begin their first lunar mission but head into some problems such as "loneliness, self-doubt and their own incompetence." However, they are determined to reach the moon. Here is the cast bringing you the NASA comedy this fall.

John C Reilly as Cap

John C Reilly attends the 2018 SFFILM Awards at Palace Of Fine Arts Theater on December 3, 2018, in San Francisco, California (Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Reilly is an actor, writer and producer known for his roles in 'Chicago' (2002), 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2007), and 'Stan and Ollie' (2018). Most recently his roles include 'Eli Sisters' in 'The Sisters Brothers' (2018), Oliver Hardy in 'Stan and Ollie' (2018), the voice of Ralph in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' (2018) and Dr Watson in 'Holmes & Watson' (2018).

The actor also has writing credits for 'Step Brothers' (2008) where he played the role of Dale Doback, 'Bagboy' (2015)' and 'Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule'. Reilly also has writing and production credits for 'Moonbase 8'. The actor has won numerous awards such as two Boston Society of Film Critics Awards — one in 2011 for Best Ensemble Cast for 'Carnage' (2011) which he shared with Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz and another in 2018 for Best Actor in 'Stan & Ollie'. He was also nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 'Chicago'. 

Tim Heidecker as Rook

Tim Heidecker attends the "US" premiere at Museum of Modern Art on March 19, 2019, in New York City (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Heidecker's recent roles include Josh Tyler in 'Us' (2019), Greg Miller in 'AP Bio' (2019), Howie in 'I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson' (2019), Tim in 'Beef House' (2020), Sheriff Jon Cunt in 'Truthpoint' (2020) and Doug in 'Wild Life' (2020).

He has two releases titled 'Manifest West' and 'Some of Our Stallions' in post-production. He is the co-creator of the series 'Moonbase 8' alongside Armisen, John C. Reilly and Jonathan Krisel. In 2012 the actor won an Honorable Mention at the Philadelphia Film Festival for Best Actor in 'The Comedy' (2012). He was also nominated for a Short Filmmaking Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for US Fiction for 'The Terrys' (2011). 

Fred Armisen as Skip

Fred Armisen attends The 2020 InStyle And Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Armisen is known for his roles in 'Portlandia' (2011-2018), 'Anchorman' franchise, and 'Easy A' (2010). As an actor, he's most recent works include 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (2020), 'Miracle Workers' (2020), the TV Movie 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend' (2020), 'Mapleworth Murders' (2020) and 'Big Mouth' (2017-2020).

The actor also has a release titled 'Too Late' in post-production. The actor won a Peabody Award in 2012 for 'Portlandia' which he shared with Carrie Brownstein, and in 2013 he won a Writers Guild of America Award, for Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series for the same production which he shared with Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel and Bill Oakley. Further, he's been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Adam Lambert as Billy 

Adam Lambert attends the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019, in New York City (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Lambert first made waves when he killed it in the eighth season of 'American Idol'. Since then, he's released albums including international hit music and has also pursued acting roles. He's known for his roles as Joshua in the 'The Ten Commandments: The Musical' (2006), Elliott 'Starchild' Gilbert in 'Glee' (2013-2014), the TV Movie 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again' (2016), the voice role of Emperor Maximus in 'Playmobil: The Movie' (2019) and 'Avicii Tribute Concert: In Loving Memory of Tim Bergling' (2019).

The rest of the cast includes Joshua Davis as Wally, MC Gainey as T-Boy, Fred Grandy as Bob, Travis Kelce as himself, Joe Abraham as Pastor Nadler, Janet Hoskins as Jeane, Tina Landon as NASA official, Thomas Mann as Cooper, Jordan Rodrigues as Christopher, Caden Dragomer as Caden Sloan and many more.

According to Showtime's press release, the series "is a workplace comedy that follows three subpar astronauts living at NASA's Moon Base Simulator with high hopes of being chosen to travel to the moon."

Catch 'Moonbase 8' on Showtime on November 8 at 11 pm ET/PT. Watch the trailer below.



 

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