Last September it was reported that the popular NBC sitcom, The Office would have plans to launch a reboot by Greg Danielsco-creator of the original series.
A month later, Daniels revealed to the media that there was nothing official at the moment, calling the information “very speculative,” ensuring that when there was something to announce, he would announce it. Which brings us to the most recent news, announced by Daniels himself.
In an interview with TheWrap, Daniels explained that if the return of The Officeit would not be a reboot itself:
“I don’t like to think of anything as a reboot., you know what I mean? Because I feel like we finished that story beautifully. The characters had closure. I would never want to remake the same show with a different castbecause I think we have the luckiest cast, the best cast on television, to do that series. So the idea of restarting is not of interest”.
And as he mentioned on a previous occasion, what he would be interested in doing is a related project, as a kind of “extension of the universe” in the style of the television spinoffs of Star Wars:
“The notion of maybe something like ‘The Mandalorian’ is a new series in the Star Wars universeyou know what I mean? Kind of like the idea of this documentary team making a documentary on a different topic.”.
“I think that could be intriguing and creative.. But I don’t even know what you’d call that. I don’t know if it’s like a sister series or something. I don’t know what the term is. But it doesn’t seem like “reboot” is the appropriate term for that.”.
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 had a cast headed by Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms and more. Carell left the cast in the seventh season, and returned for the finale in 2013.
Daniels, for his part, left showrunner duties 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.