Dust off your Dundies! It looks like The Office maybe making its return to television in 2018.
TVLine reports that a new revival series centered around everyone’s favorite Scranton-based paper company could be returning to NBC next year. According to the report, the revival would still be set at Dunder Mifflin, in the Scranton, PA branch of course and would feature a mix of both old and new cast members. Additionally, sources have reported that series star Steve Carell (who played the world’s best boss Michael Scott) would not be returning for the revival. Instead, NBC is reportedly searching for a new lead for the series.
NBC has neither confirmed nor denied the revival buzz. They have declined to comment on any details at this time.
It’s well known that NBC president Bob Greenblatt has been eyeing The Office for a revival for some time, even including the series on a short list of revivals they wish to develop in the future. Greenblatt previously told Deadline, “We often talk about The Office. I’ve talked to Greg [Daniels] four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘Maybe someday, 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.”
The Office was based on the British comedy hit of the same name which starred comedian Ricky Gervais. The series ran on NBC in America from 2005 to 2013. In addition to Carell, the series starred a hilarious ensemble cast including Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Leslie David Baker, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Ed Helms. Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson, Paul Lieberstein, and Phyllis Smith.
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