Rebooting The Office isn’t actively in the works, but an NBCUniversal executive notes that the studio is open to the idea of a return to Dunder Mifflin.
Speaking during the Edinburgh International Television Festival, NBCU Chief Content Officer Susan Rovner confirmed to Deadline that the studio hasn’t completely written off a reboot of the sitcom starring Steve Carell. Rovner initially declined to comment on plans for a reboot, but then revealed his interest in the project by saying, “When Greg Daniels wants to do one, we’re behind him.”
In other words, a potential reboot of The Office would have to pass through executive producer Greg Daniels, who led the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comedy adaptation to the United States. Earlier this year, Daniels told Collider that he wanted to “participate” in any form of reboot of the show but was busy with other projects.
Although The Office ceased operations in 2013, it has recently become more popular with the addition of the series to the Netflix catalog. There, it became one of the most-streamed TV series in the US in 2020, until it disappeared from the platform again on December 31.
NBCUniversal has acquired the rights to the show for streaming service Peacock, with Peacock performing a cold, never-before-seen show in which John Krasinski’s Jim Halpert performed a joke on Rainn Wilson’s Dwight. There were also 23 extended episodes called The Office: Superfan Episodes.
NBCUniversal’s Peacock launched in the US in July 2020, but the office didn’t hit the platform until January of this year. Since then, fans have been able to check in again to see Karel, Krasinski, and Wilson, among others, on the in-company sitcom.
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