Moonbase 8′ may be a comedy television series created by Jonathan Krisel alongside Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly, a famous star. It follows the story of three astronauts with sub-standard skills and knowledge, desperately trying to fly to the moon.
They’re stationed in NASA’s numerous lunar training sites located in Winslow, Arizona, hoping to be chosen by NASA to be sent to the nearly-completed original Moonbase.
The show garnered mixed reviews, with the comedy being typed as subdued and mediocre. However, it had also been termed as admirable in some instances bearing the potential to set a trademark or comedy unique to the masses independently.
With the primary season ending on December 6, 2020, there are speculations regarding its continuation to a different season. Here’s everything we all know.
Moonbase 8 Season 2: Release Date
‘Moonbase 8’ season 1 was released on November 8, 2020, on Showtime. It consists of 6 episodes, with a runtime of half-hour each. The comedy series’ primary season garnered a mean 0.01 rating within the 18-49 age bracket and 81,000 viewers in total.
As far as another season cares, here’s what we all know. Including the limited number of episodes, season 1 received mediocre ratings, thus decreasing the further possibility of its renewal.
The three jocular protagonists are prominent faces within the comedy realm, which suggests anticipating their collective reprisal also could be an extended shot. However, there’s still a sliver of hope in terms of the story, which didn’t reach a particular ending. If the show does get decommissioned, we expect ‘Moonbase 8’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022.
Moonbase 8 Season 2: Plot
The show features Fred Armisen as Doctor Michael “Skip” Hentai, son of an astronaut. Tim Heidecker plays devout Professor Scott “Rook” Sloan. His mission in life aside from landing on the moon is to popularize the Gospel of Jesus. John C. Reilly plays the character of crew leader Robert “Cap” Caputo, an ex-helicopter pilot who claims to possess military service.
Without the star cast ensemble, it isn’t easy to witness any progress within the plot. Hence, if the show is renewing for a second season, the most cast members will presumably feature within the series.
The first season ends with the crew reporting Kelce’s (Travis Kelce) death to the NASA authorities. They reach the camp to retrieve his body, which is surprisingly in fitness considering the indefinitely long period he’s buried for.
A good bigger shock strikes the trio once they are absolved of all culpability regarding Kelce’s passing, which is a death thanks to self-induced reasons. They finally plan to continue dreaming up their moon-landing endeavors by staying back within the camp.
Season 1 wraps abreast of a positive note with hopes in line for what’s to return next. The following season might push the crew closer towards their dream through a miraculous brush of fate, almost like how they effortlessly got away with Kelce’s death.
Moonbase 8 is exactly the show that I needed today to start 2021 on a positive note. Earnest and full of hope. Thank you @timheidecker, Fred Armisen, Jonathan Krisel, and John C Reilly. #Moonbase8 pic.twitter.com/ZBaACJZD0n
— Matthew T(h)urbo(n) (@turbo1975) January 1, 2021
But if taking a visit to the moon sounds incredulous even for a comedy TV series, we will a minimum of expect another round of challenges (or entertainment) revolving around the selection process.