PARKOUR!” Our inner Michael Scott is squealing upon hearing this ecstatic announcement! The long-awaited return of the iconic and widely loved sitcom “The Office” might finally turn into reality. Over a decade since its conclusion in 2013, the beloved mockumentary series is making headlines once again as creator Greg Daniels sets the stage for a reimagined narrative akin to the original, complete with a new office environment and a host of fresh faces.

Get ready to take a nostalgic trip back in time to the Dunder Mifflin – Scranton branch as “The Office” gears up for a highly-anticipated revival, promising a fresh storyline and new characters. It is going to be an expansion of The Office universe. Greg Daniels, who adapted NBC‘s The Office for American audiences based on the hit BBC series of the same name from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, is setting up a development room with his trusted writers.

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The Potential New Series

Not a reboot but it would most likely be set in a new office with new characters. But it will live within the same world as the Steve Carell-led mockumentary series which follows employees at the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Greg Daniels said that a documentary crew doing a documentary about a different subject is a possibility as a premise for a possible extension of “The Office” universe.

The Office premiered in 2005 with a stellar ensemble cast that includes Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Leslie David Baker, Melora Hardin, Kate Flannery, Brian Baumgartner, Ed Helms, Oscar Nuñez and Craig Robinson. The show ran for 9 seasons before concluding in 2013. The show is etched in history as the funniest and most widely loved sitcom over the years which has garnered a fiercely loyal fanbase.

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NBC Takes Interest

As the show’s iconic characters and memorable moments continue to resonate with audiences, the anticipation for this revival is palpable, offering a blend of nostalgia and anticipation for what the future holds for this beloved sitcom. And with NBC Universal Television expressing enthusiasm for the project’s development, there’s an increased hope in the hearts of eager “The Office” fans.

NBCU top executives have stated many times that they would be interested in a new incarnation of The Office if Daniels has a take, signaling its potential development as early as January 16. Despite previous attempts at spin-offs like The Farm, centered around Dwight Schrute and a crowdfunding effort for a new story about Stanley, Daniels has now gathered a team of writers to craft a fresh narrative akin to the original.

The OG Show Not Up For Reboot

Notably, the original series achieved significant acclaim, securing five Emmy awards, two SAG awards, and a Golden Globe for Steve Carell’s portrayal of the capable yet socially awkward Michael Scott. Conversations about continuing the series have been floating around nearly since the show ended.

While fans constantly hope for a full cast reunion, B.J. Novak, who portrayed Ryan Howard and was also a writer on the American series, stated that such a reunion is unlikely, acknowledging that the actors have evolved. He previously told Deadline, “Definitely you wouldn’t get everyone back together, that ship has sailed.”

Greg Daniels has stressed multiple times that he would not be interested in rebooting the series and revisiting the original characters with new actors, he has been open to continuing it in some way. Opening up a development room with some of his closest collaborators seems like a big step forward in making that a reality. However, it’s important to note that this is a very early development that could lead to a winning idea or nowhere at all, which is typical at this stage.

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While individual original cast members could presumably pop up in a new franchise series, a full-blown reunion appears to be out of the question. We can only keep our fingers crossed and wait with bated breath to see if this spin-off actually hits the floor. It is a huge risk to even attempt recreating the OG world of “The Office” but we can trust the writers of the show to bring us something equally entertaining this time around.