Showtime’s ‘Moonbase 8’ launches today and you can watch episode 1 for free

Showtime’s “Moonbase 8” launches John C. Reilly, Fred Armison, Tim Heidecker and more on a mock moon adventure. (Image credit: A24/Showtime)

If you enjoyed Netflix’s “Space Force,” you’re in for a treat. A new space comedy series about moon exploration will drop Sunday (Nov. 8), and you can watch the first episode for free.

The premiere episode of Showtime’s “Moonbase 8” will be available on streaming platforms and on demand starting at 12 a.m. EST (0500 GMT), Showtime said. The series timing is apt, as in real life, NASA and numerous international partners are pushing to have humans land on the moon’s south pole in 2024 as part of its long-term Artemis program.

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John C. Reilly washes off a mock moon rover in Showtime's "Moonbase 8."

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The crew of Moonbase 8 have color coded spacesuits, just like real astronauts.

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Inside the habitat of Showtime's Moonbase 8.

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