Why ‘The Office’ Fans Shouldn’t Expect a Reboot Anytime Soon

by Jeremy Spirogis
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As The Office approaches its transfer from Netflix to NBCUniversal’s Peacock in January 2021, some followers are questioning whether or not a reboot is coming. When the brand new streaming service was first introduced again in September 2019, NBCU indicated its want to revive the hit comedy. But now, it appears a reboot of The Office received’t be occurring anytime quickly. Though there may very well be a possible reunion on the horizon.

NBCUniversal desires a reboot of ‘The Office’

Steve Carell as Michael Scott on 'The Office' Season 7
Steve Carell as Michael Scott on ‘The Office’ | Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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On Sept. 17 of final yr, NBCU expressed hope in a brand new Office U.S. collection for Peacock throughout an interview with Deadline. 

“It is my hope and purpose that we do an Office reboot,” former NBCU Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, Bonnie Hammer, stated on the time. “The Office comes again to us in January 2021. It is my hope that we will determine [out] what that nice reboot can be.”

She added, “We are having conversations.”

Meanwhile, The Office U.S. creator Greg Daniels revealed NBCU didn’t attain out a couple of reboot when talking with Comicbook.com in March 2020. He additionally wasn’t positive whether or not the comedy wanted to be revived. 

“I haven’t spoken to anybody at Peacock, no,” Daniels stated. “I don’t think that we would either be able to get all the cast together — because a lot of them are doing different things — or whether we’d really need to do that. Because I feel like we had our finale.”

NBC has not discussed ‘The Office’ reboot for Peacock

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Now, it’s been about 10 months since The Office reboot was introduced up by NBCU, and Peacock is predicted to launch on July 15. However, there hasn’t been a lot progress as a result of the corporate is holding off discussions till the collection drops on the streaming platform in 2021.

“Because it doesn’t launch till January, we’ve got not talked particularly about The Office reboots for Peacock,” President of Original Content at NBCU Entertainment Networks and Direct-to-Consumer, Bill McGoldrick instructed Deadline on July 10. “We’ve talked about issues we will do to help The Office as soon as it will get to our service. But a reboot has not come up particularly for Peacock.”

Will there be an ‘Office’ reunion with the unique solid?

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In the above interview with Deadline, McGoldrick additionally answered whether or not an Office reunion might occur in a similar way to Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock in current months. And he didn’t precisely say no.

“Lots of those ideas have been bandied about with people internally and with Greg Daniels and people associated with the show,” McGoldrick stated. “As you can imagine, there are lots of creative ideas. We haven’t landed at any one right now.”

New content material coming from ‘The Office’ solid

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For now, it seems to be like The Office followers could not obtain a reboot or reunion within the very close to future. But no less than there are nonetheless discussions available earlier than something is set. And whereas we patiently anticipate extra information, just a few members from the present’s solid have been busy creating new content material for The Office followers to take pleasure in in 2020. 

In October 2019, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey — who performed Pam and Angela — began the Office Ladies podcast. The two actors recap every episode of The Office and share tales from behind-the-scenes. Meanwhile, Brian Baumgartner — aka Kevin — will debut his new podcast, An Oral History of The Office, on July 14. It additionally seems Leslie David Baker — who performed Stanley — is kickstarting a by-product known as Uncle Stan

Whatever occurs subsequent, it’s clear The Office has made fairly an impression on followers. So whether or not there shall be a reunion, reboot, spinoff, or everybody simply finally ends up re-watching outdated episodes time and again, we all know the fandom shall be nicely fed.

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