Everything seems to indicate that the popular NBC sitcom, The Officewill launch a reboot by Greg Danielsco-creator of the original series.
According to a report from Puck News, the industry is expected to experience a “stampede” after the possible cessation of the Writers Guild (WGA) strike, which will revolve around “each series and film that fights for the same rights.” resources as studios try to salvage their 2024 schedules.”
The media adds:
“We are also about to see an avalanche of project announcements and castings that have been postponed for fear of poor optics or violating guild rules. Greg Daniels is set to reboot ‘The Office,’ for example. Disney’s Dana Walden will finally be able to announce the return of her best friend Netflix’s Ryan Murphy. A lot of high-profile movie scripts are coming. “The industry will return to normal.”
This is not the first time that there has been talk of a reboot of The Office. Prior to this instance, there was talk of a reboot in 2017. At that time, the president of the NBC network, Bob Greenblatt, mentioned being in contact with Daniels, and having touched on the topic of reviving The Office. More recently, in January 2021 and with the arrival of the series on Peacock, the topic arose again. This was also due to the sitcom’s arrival on Netflix during the first year of the pandemic, where it gained notoriety and audience.
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And before that, there was even talk of several spinoff projects. Among them, one discussed in 2008 that would revolve around a copier that had to be returned to Pawnee, Indiana. The idea would be discarded to make way for Parks and Recreation. In 2012 there was talk of another spinoff, The Farm, centered on Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute, running his bed-and-breakfast beet farm. This was also discarded. Finally, there were talks about making Uncle Stan, based on Leslie David Baker’s character, with his character already a retired worker living in California.
Adapted for American audiences by Daniels (former screenwriter of Saturday Night Live y The Simpsons) based on its British namesake, The Office revolves around the daily lives of employees of the fictional Scranton-based paper company Dunder Mifflin.
The series is a scripted fiction, however, it is considered a mockumentary or mockumentary, since the actors notice the presence of the cameras.
It aired on NBC for nine seasons starting in 2005. During its time on the air, it was received with praise from television critics, multiple nominations (and wins) at the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globes, and more. The audience strongly sympathized with it and it is considered one of the most popular and beloved series in history.
The sitcom is responsible for having turned stars into Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms and many more actors. Carell left the ranks after the seventh season, and returned for the finale in 2013.
Daniels, for his part, left his duties as showrunner after season 4, to focus on his role as co-creator of Parks and Recreation. Paul Lieberstein succeeded him as showrunner of The Office from seasons 5 to 8. Daniels returned to work for the ninth and final season, which aired in 2013.