The initial American The Office is apparently poised to return for a revival. Before the iconic workplace sitcom’s run ended in 2013, there were doubts about whether it would ever be brought back. But no project has been formally revealed, despite sporadic rumours and supportive comments from the cast and crew. There is apparently big news coming now that the writers strike appears to be ending.
A revival of The Office is in the works, with US series adapter Greg Daniels expected to return, according to a Puck newsletter written by seasoned entertainment journalist Matt Belloni. When discussing all the upcoming projects and business deals that will be revealed after the writers’ strike officially ends, the news regarding the reboot was mentioned. Cast has not yet been mentioned.
Since the series’ conclusion, there have been numerous inquiries regarding a reboot of The Office, including whether the original cast will return and what the plot would entail. NBC officials and those more closely associated with the show have discussed these issues. Daniels has expressed mixed feelings regarding the possibility of bringing the series back.
At times, Daniels has struck a positive tone, even commenting on how he may approach a reboot, stating that it would be based in the same broad universe but not necessarily include the same characters. John Krasinski and Mindy Kaling, two cast members from The Office, have said they’d be open to reprising their well-known roles if the conditions were perfect.
In addition to playing Ryan Howard on-screen, B.J. Novak serves as the show’s writer, producer, and director. He has expressed hesitation regarding a revival, stating that any decision regarding the return of The Office must be approached as an inventive choice rather than one that is made solely for the possibility of profit. When the reboot and its plot elements are formally revealed, it should be evident how it addresses that worry.