NBC is apparently in talks to bring back the beloved sitcom.
Fans of The Office rejoice, as there are reports that there is serious talk to bring back one of the most notable sitcoms of the past decade. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources can confirm that executives at NBC are looking to revive the sitcom in the near future, possibly fuelled by the outstanding success of the recent Will & Grace reboot on the same network.
Sources confirm that while Steve Carrell's character will not return for this new era, a search is underway to find a suitable replacement for the role the actor made famous when the show premiered back in 2005. Creator Greg Daniels is rumoured to be attached to the project, which will include an all-new cast of oddball employees at the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company.
Talks have apparently be underway to bring back the show as early as August; however, NBC and Universal Television quickly shot down those rumours. However, growing interest in its revival reportedly has network execs considering an additional season.
The Office originally ran for 9 seasons, with Carrell exiting the series after the seventh season, only to return for the series finale in 2013. The show helped make its relatively unknown cast household names, propelling the likes of John Krasinski, Oceans 8 star Mindy Kaling, and Jenna Fischer into the Hollywood A-List.
The show was originally based off a British sitcom created by Ricky Gervais, and followed the zany misadventures of a group of office workers running a mundane business.