NBC ‘standing by’ for an idea to reboot ‘The Office’

Fans were devastated when it was announced in 2013 that the beloved mockumentary sitcom “The Office” would be coming to an end.

However, it looks like there’s a glimmer of hope: NBC said it’s “standing by” should showrunner Greg Daniels ever decide to do a reboot.

At the Edinburgh International TV Festival, NBCUniversal Chairman of Entertainment Content Susan Rovner explained to Deadline that “whenever Greg Daniels wants to do one, we’re standing by.”

Daniels said that a revival wasn’t in active development earlier this year, but that he would consider it in the future.

“No but it’s not impossible,” he told Collider. “It’s not impossible for sure. I would want to be involved, and I’ve got two other shows I’m working on right now.”

“The Office” is a remake of the British series of the same name and aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013. The workplace comedy series featured an ensemble cast, including Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak. Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper and Catherine Tate rounded out the all-star cast.

John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer in the Season 2 episode, “Drug Testing.”
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Fans were outraged in 2019 when Netflix said that the sitcom would be leaving the streaming platform. The show can now be watched in its entirety on NBC’s own streaming service, Peacock.

Even though the series didn’t leave until earlier this year, fans still shed tears for the show’s untimely departure.

One fan exclaimed at the time, “First they took Vine now they’re taking the office; my mental health can’t handle much more of this.” Another added, “If The Office leaving Netfix, I’m leaving Netflix.”

“Everybody thought the world ending soon was a joke. The Office is getting taken off of Netflix. If you don’t think somethings up now then you’re dumb,” proclaimed one fan.


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