'The Office' Reboot in Development with Greg Daniels Returning (According to Report).
A revival of the beloved series "The Office" is reportedly in the early stages of development, with co-creator Greg Daniels at the helm, as detailed by Puck journalist Matthew Belloni.
In a recent edition of his Sunday newsletter, Belloni delved into the potential consequences of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike's conclusion, forecasting a flurry of activity in the entertainment industry as studios scramble to rejuvenate their 2024 lineups with a rush of projects.
"We're also on the brink of witnessing a surge in announcements related to various projects and castings that have been kept under wraps, either due to concerns about negative public perception or potential violations of guild regulations," wrote Belloni. Among these revelations, he disclosed that Greg Daniels spearheaded a reboot of 'The Office.' He said, "Disney's Dana Walden is finally poised to reveal the return of her collaborator, Ryan Murphy, from Netflix. Many high-profile movie scripts will emerge, and the industry will gradually return to its usual pace."
Neither Greg Daniels nor NBC has provided official comments on the matter, leaving fans eagerly awaiting further developments.
This isn't the first time a reboot or spinoff of 'The Office' has been proposed. 2008, a spinoff was initially announced, centered around a malfunctioning copy machine that needed to be shipped back to Pawnee, Indiana. Ultimately, this spinoff concept was abandoned, giving rise to the creation of "Parks and Recreation." Subsequently, in 2012, another spinoff concept emerged, focusing on Rainn Wilson's character, Dwight Schrute, as he managed a bed-and-breakfast beet farm. This series, titled "The Farm," was ultimately shelved. Lastly, there was Leslie David Baker's "Uncle Stan" project, initiated through a Kickstarter campaign in 2020. The show was meant to follow a retired Stanley Hudson as he assisted his nephew in running a flower shop in California.
Anticipation for an 'Office' revival had already been stoked when Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service, was gearing up for its launch. At the time, Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, expressed her aspiration: "It is my hope and goal that we do an 'Office' reboot."
Adapted from the British series of the same name, "The Office" is widely regarded as one of the most fantastic TV series ever. Led by Steve Carell in the role of Michael Scott, the show chronicles the daily tribulations of a group of disenchanted office employees as they navigate the challenges of middle management. It is credited with popularizing the docu-comedy style, which later found success in series like "Parks and Recreation," "Modern Family," and "Abbott Elementary."