US network NBC has ordered a space-themed comedy pilot set in the 1960s from Will Ferrell. reports that Mission Control is a workplace comedy set in 1962 and tells the story of a woman at loggerheads with a macho astronaut.

The planned series is said to be in the vein of Anchorman.

Ferrell, Anchorman director Adam McKay and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's David Hornsby will write and executive produce the show.