Another award-winning comedy could return to the small screen. NBC is in early talks to bring back “The Office,” a multiple Emmy winning comedy about the humdrum lives of officemates at the Dunder-Mifflin paper company, according to TVLine.
The revival would bring us back to the office, where some fresh faces have joined the workplaces alongside original cast members. According to TVLine, Steve Carell (“The Big Short”) will not be involved with the reboot, leaving the spot of over-the-top boss free for a new manager. NBC has declined to comment on a possible reboot, but NBC network president Bob Greenblatt previously told the press that “The Office” was on his revival wish list. After the recent, successful return of “Will & Grace,” the door’s now open for other beloved NBC series to reboot. Greenblatt told Deadline:
“I’ve talked to Greg [Daniels] four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘Maybe someday, but not now’. There is certainly an open invitation, but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.”
But would the original cast of “The Office” even want to return to Scranton? Many series regulars have found success after their time on “The Office,” with John Krasinski (“The Hollars”) becoming a leading man in his own right and Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”) heading up her own comedy series for six seasons, writing several books and starring in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming “A Wrinkle in Time.” Rainn Wilson, who played the intense paper salesman Dwight Schrute, now runs his own successful Youtube channel SoulPancake and appears in a guest-star role on “Star Trek: Discovery”; even breakout star Phyllis Smith went on to star in Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” as Sadness. If the show were to come back, it may not be the same Dunder-Mifflin audiences loved.
Executive produced by Greg Daniels (“Parks and Recreation”) and created by British comedians Ricky Gervais (“Extras”) and Stephen Merchant (“Hello Ladies”), “The Office” starred Carell, Wilson, Krasinski, Jenna Fischer (“Brad’s Status”), Craig Robinson (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Kaling, Smith, B.J. Novak (“Inglourious Basterds”) and more in a series about an ordinary office workplace with some strange, annoying, and frustrating coworkers. The series won a Golden Globe and 5 Primetime Emmys during its run from 2005-2013. Watch a clip from “The Office” below.