Realistically, it was only a matter of time until the Hollywood reboot pandemic finally reached The Office. It was only a matter of time until something that was once great came back way to fast…
Okay, we’ll admit, this one has us a little excited. Yes, reboots are a symptom of an overall lack of creativity in Hollywood, but The Office is one of the funniest and most quotable shows of the past decade, so we’d be lying if we told you we weren’t at least curious about what NBC is planning.
In December, news broke that NBC was in early talks to revive The Office, the hit comedy that ran from 2005-2013. At the time, the only details known about the project are that the series’ original star Steve Carell would not be returning as Michael Scott, however, the show would “continue the misadventures of the officemates at the Dunder-Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.”
Furthermore, rumors have it that the search for a new Dunder Mifflin Regional is already underway. However, one person who hasn’t heard any word about a reboot is Jenna Fischer, the actress who played Pam Beasley for the show’s entire run.
via Fox News:
“I don’t know anything about ‘The Office’ revival,” she said Monday at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour. “I know as much as anyone else.” As for whether she’d return as Pam, she says she hasn’t been asked.
“I think that’s for networks to figure out if I were to be asked, but I haven’t been approached about it, I don’t want to think about it,” she said.
She then quickly added, “But I love Pam. Oh my God I love Pam.”
The Office initially featured Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak as the main cast but underwent numerous changes to its ensemble cast during its award-winning eight-year run. That said, if a reboot of The Office is going to be legitimate, it needs to bring back as much of the original cast as possible.