Don’t Expect A Full Reboot Of ‘The Office’, Showrunner Says
Months ago news broke of a rumored revival of the beloved TV sitcom, The Office. Fans of the show were naturally ecstatic at the news, but in a recent interview with The Wrap, showrunner Greg Daniels tampered expectations for what any future “reboot” would look like.
The hilarious workplace mockumentary series ran from 2005 to 2013, racking up a staggering number of awards left and right. Even ten years after its finale, The Office is widely regarded as one of the best sitcoms of all time. It only makes sense that fans of the show would be clamoring for a return to Scranton, PA so they could see what the Dunder Mifflinites are up to in 2023.
Unfortunately, however, they may not get that chance. In his interview with The Wrap, Office co-creator Greg Daniels expressed disinterest in continuing the story as we know it.
“I feel like we ended that story beautifully. The characters had closure,” said Daniels, “I would never want to redo that same show with a different cast, because I think we got the luckiest cast, the best cast ever, in TV, to do that show. So the notion of a reboot is not of interest.”
This news could be disappointing to Office-lovers everywhere. After all, we got to know and fall in love with the employees of Dunder Mifflin over the course of eight laugh-filled years. Steve Carell’s portrayal of the lovably moronic Michael Scott is iconic. The show also launched the career of relative unknowns at the time like John Krasinski, Ed Helms, and Mindy Kaling to name a few.
As sad as this news may be for fans of the show, Daniels does offer a glimpse into what he thinks a possible series revival may look like. “The notion of maybe something like the way ‘The Mandalorian’ is a new show in the Star Wars universe…Something like the notion of this documentary crew doing a documentary about a different subject.”
Hey, as long as any potential spin-off set in that universe leaves me satisfied and smiling as much as the original I’ll be happy…