Speculation about the network eyeing a series order for an Office reboot with a new cast and developer Greg Daniels started last summer when Deadline first reported on the possibility. NBC sources at the time were stressing that there were no negotiations.
Talk about a revival of the workplace comedy has continued in light of the ratings and critical success of another NBC comedy revival, Will & Grace, with Deadline’s sister pub TVLine reporting that a revival of the 2005-13 series is being considered for the 2018-19 season. It would again be set at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA., branch with a mix of both old and new cast members. Steve Carell, who starred as the branch’s regional manager Michael Scott, would not be involved, according to TVLine, and that role would be recast.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed during last summer’s TCA that an Office revival was on his wish list.
“We often talk about The Office; I’ve talked to Greg four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘Maybe someday but not now,’” Greenblatt said in an interview with Deadline during NBC’s portion of the TCA press tour. “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.”