The Office towards its return to TV: the creator working on the reboot

An official announcement is expected in the next few days. Greg Daniels back to scripts.

The stories of the Dunder Mifflin employees could make the TV series audience laugh again. Second Puck Newsthe co-creator and executive producer Greg Daniels is working on a reboot of the famous and acclaimed workplace comedy The Office, which ended in 2013 after nine seasons. The news will be formally announced in the next few days, when the Writers Guild of America writers’ strike officially ends after the WGA and AMPTP reached a tentative agreement yesterday that will need to be ratified by union members.

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No further details of the project are known at the moment. Currently busy behind the scenes of Uploadthe most watched comedy on Prime Video, Daniels created The Office con Ricky Gervais e Stephen Merchant adapting their comedy of the same name for the British BBC. Over the course of its nine seasons on NBC, the series was awarded five Emmys, two of which were won by Daniels for the writing of the double episode of the seventh season Goodbye Michael and the finale, also in two parts. The protagonist was also awarded an Emmy Steve Carell.

The latter played Michael Scott, the regional manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, a paper goods company, for seven seasons. A socially inept man as a manager, often inappropriate and in desperate need of attention and affection. Carell himself, on a previous occasion, had said that a series like The Office probably wouldn’t work on today’s TV, largely due to his character’s racist and sexist jokes in virtually every episode. However, it was partly contradicted by the numbers of streaming platforms, where the series had enormous success in the years following its conclusion while making itself known and appreciated by new viewers.

A first attempt at rebooting The Office it had been there in 2017 by NBC, for the 2018-19 television season. Carell had not been involved, while it was written that the new series would be set in the same Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin and would involve a mix of old and new characters. The project, however, did not proceed.

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