It’s been rumored for a while, but it looks like NBC is officially reviving The Office for the 2018-2019 television season.
While some fans are undoubtedly excited to return to Scranton, Pennsylvania, details are scarce — beyond the fact that the revival is happening and that it will feature both new and old cast members, nothing has been confirmed.
This is the second major series revival from NBC. This year also saw the triumphant return of one of NBC’s most popular sitcoms, Will and Grace, which has earned both great ratings and positive critical response. The revival season even pulled in Golden Globe nominations. NBC is probably hoping that wave of positivity will carry on to the new season of The Office.
The announcement does raise some questions, however. Hearing that both old and new cast members will return is interesting, but The Office doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to major ensemble shake-ups. Despite finishing on a high note, there was arguably a downturn in quality after Steve Carell, who played the show’s eccentric boss, Michael Scott, left the show in season 7. A quick glance at The Office’s major cast members shows a list of actors who are all enjoying busy post-Office careers — including John Krasinski, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, and, of course, Steve Carell, to name a few. Landing even half of the original cast could be difficult.
Another question is, what exactly is this new season going to be about? Unlike other high-profile revivals such as, say, The X-Filesor Twin Peaks, which left fans with questions and cliffhanger endings that lingered until their returns,The Office ended in a tidy fashion with every major plot point and character arc resolved when it wrapped in 2013.
An injection of new cast members could solve this, but usually the point of these revivals is to bring back fan-favorite characters and plotlines. Do we really need to see Jim and Pam further develop their relationship, or Dwight achieve some further career goal? It all seems potentially superfluous.
We’ll know the answers to these questions sooner rather than later. With a premiere slated for the 2018-2019 TV season, production will have to get underway quickly. We’ll be sure to update you as we learn more.
NBC announced that they're working on a revival of the U.S. version
Yesterday (Dec 19) it was announced that the US version of ‘The Office’ is reportedly in early talks for a revival.
Now, two key characters from the original series have revealed that they want to be involved in the new series, which is said to feature both new and old faces.
Angela Kinsey, who played Dwight’s cat-loving, uptight wife, tweeted about the news, seemingly telling NBC that both she and Creed Bratton – The Office’s resident weirdo – would love to be involved.
“Ummm @nbc call me…. have a quick question for you. Also call @creedbratton because he is blowing up my phone. K. Thx. Byeeeeeee. 💃” she wrote. You can see the tweet below.
Fans responded to the tweet, writing that it wouldn’t be a real revival without star Steve Carrell. The actor ‘trolled’ fans of the show back in January, telling them that the show would be coming back.
Rumours of the revival kicked off in August, when officials at US network NBC claimed that they had ‘often talked‘ about bringing the hit comedy back. It has now been reportedly confirmed that the wheels of production are in motion.
However, they claim that Steve Carrell would not be involved in the new edition of the show.
Canon ip2770 printer driver download. The series, which starred Steve Carrell as the lovably cringeworthy office boss Michael Scott, ran for nine seasons before coming to an end in 2013 and was based on Ricky Gervais’ Slough-based creation for the BBC.
“We often talk about The Office, I’ve talked to Greg [Daniels, developer and executive producer] four times over the past few years,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said back in summer.
“It’s always, ‘maybe some day but not now’. There is certainly an open invitation, but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.”
Distancing himself from the project earlier this year, Carrell said: “I don’t think it’s a good idea. Fans of any show think that they want to see more of that show but I don’t really (believe) that’s the case, because they want it to be exactly what it was, and there’s no way it can be exactly what it was.
“Even in the best possible scenario, it’s always a slight disappointment. I don’t see any reason to slightly disappoint people who might have loved your show to begin with.”