Eventually, there will be a reboot of The Office, headed by showrunner Greg Daniels.
According to Park, a reboot of The Office is under development. Daniels, who developed the American adaptation of the popular British sitcom for NBC, will return to lead the project. The reboot of The Office was part of a Pack article listing all the projects and deals that would be announced after the official end of the writers’ strike. It is currently unclear which actors could reprise their favorite roles from the long-running documentary comedy.
Based on the original British series of the same name by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office aired from 2005 to 2013 on NBC, which aired 201 episodes over 9 television seasons. Steve Carell directed the award-winning ensemble cast for the first 7 seasons as the regional manager of Michael Scott’s Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, while the series focused on the daily lives of employees of the Scranton branch. After the departure of Steve Carell, the series focuses on the professional and personal lives of Pam Beasley Fisher, Dwight Schrute Rain Wilson, Jim Halpert John Krasinski and Andy Bernard Ed Helms.
The reboot of The Office is long overdue
NBCUniversal has repeatedly wanted to relaunch The Office since 2019, assuming that the relaunch will be broadcast exclusively on the company’s Peacock streaming platform. However, NBCUniversal TV and the head of the streaming platform, Susan Rovner, have previously indicated that the reboot will only happen if Daniels wants to do it.
Before talking about the reboot, NBC tried to keep The Office alive with a spin-off dedicated to Dwight called The Farm, in which a fan favorite character ran a beetroot and breakfast farm. Even though a pilot episode was filmed, NBC passed on the idea, and a modified version of the pilot series aired during season 9 along with the episode, The Farm.
Greg Daniels wants to expand the universe of The Office
Although possible plot details for the reboot of The Office remain a mystery at the moment, Daniels previously said that he would be interested in creating a similar project with the series “Mandalorian”. I think it would just be a kind of expansion of the universe, you know what I mean, like how The Mandalorian is like an expansion of “Star Wars,” he said in March 2022.
This may mean that Daniels has no plans to bring back the main cast of the original series, who by the end of season 9 had largely stopped working at Dunder Mifflin to pursue other career opportunities. However, until official details regarding the reboot are announced, fans can only guess what the trick might be.