A new 'The Office' series is reportedly in the works

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By stefan armitage

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The beloved world of The Office may soon expand, and fans are buzzing with anticipation.

Greg Daniels, the creative force behind the American adaptation of the hit BBC series, is taking a significant step towards the development of a new series set in The Office universe.

As first reported by Deadline, Daniels - alongside his trusted team of writers - is establishing a development room to kickstart the brainstorming process. According to sources, this exciting endeavor begins this week, opening up the door to explore fresh ideas for a follow-up series.

While this potential addition won't be a simple reboot, it promises to breathe new life into the iconic world of Dunder Mifflin. The plan is to introduce a fresh cast of characters and set them up in a different office environment, all within the same mockumentary-style world that fans have come to adore.

One intriguing concept that's been floated by Daniels is the possibility of a documentary crew focusing on a different subject within "The Office" universe. This creative approach could add a fresh layer to the storytelling, offering fans a new perspective on the world they love.

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The US adaptation of The Office was as if not more successful that the original UK series. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

NBCU executives have expressed their keen interest in revisiting The Office under Daniels' guidance. The series was a massive hit during its initial run and has continued to thrive in syndication and on streaming platforms.

The US adaptation of The Office originally graced our screens in 2005, boasting an ensemble cast that included Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and many more that have become comedy greats.

While discussions about the series' future have been ongoing since its conclusion in 2013, Daniels has been clear that a straightforward reboot is not on the table. Instead, he's focused on finding a way to continue the story in a meaningful and fresh manner.

While the prospect of a reunion featuring the original cast seems unlikely, the door remains open for some familiar faces to make cameo appearances in the new franchise series. However, B.J. Novak - a writer and actor from the original series - has stated, "Definitely you wouldn’t get everyone back together, that ship has sailed."

The Office has undoubtedly cemented its place in the comedy hall of fame as one of the most successful and beloved TV series of all time - no matter which side of the pond you live on.

Created by the brilliant minds of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the mockumentary-style sitcom first graced British screens all the way in 2001.

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The original UK Office is arguably one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

Set in the mundane yet hilariously awkward environment of a paper company called Wernham Hogg, the show introduced us to unforgettable characters like the friend/boss/entertainer David Brent, portrayed by Gervais himself.

The show became the first UK comedy to win a Golden Globe, as well as a Peabody Award in the same year.

One of the show's remarkable achievements was its ability to transcend borders and cultures. Not content with conquering British humor, The Office made its way across the Atlantic for an American adaptation.

With Steve Carell leading the charge as the American counterpart to David Brent, Michael Scott, the US version introduced a whole new generation to the cringe-worthy delights of office life. The American adaptation, which ran for nine seasons, garnered a massive following, proving that "Office Humor" is a universal language.

Beyond the screen, The Office has left an indelible mark on pop culture. Iconic catchphrases like "That's what she said!" and "Dwight, you ignorant sl*t!" have become part of everyday banter. And fans have continued to celebrate the show through memes, fan conventions, and even themed trivia nights at local bars.

Featured image credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

A new 'The Office' series is reportedly in the works

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

The beloved world of The Office may soon expand, and fans are buzzing with anticipation.

Greg Daniels, the creative force behind the American adaptation of the hit BBC series, is taking a significant step towards the development of a new series set in The Office universe.

As first reported by Deadline, Daniels - alongside his trusted team of writers - is establishing a development room to kickstart the brainstorming process. According to sources, this exciting endeavor begins this week, opening up the door to explore fresh ideas for a follow-up series.

While this potential addition won't be a simple reboot, it promises to breathe new life into the iconic world of Dunder Mifflin. The plan is to introduce a fresh cast of characters and set them up in a different office environment, all within the same mockumentary-style world that fans have come to adore.

One intriguing concept that's been floated by Daniels is the possibility of a documentary crew focusing on a different subject within "The Office" universe. This creative approach could add a fresh layer to the storytelling, offering fans a new perspective on the world they love.

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The US adaptation of The Office was as if not more successful that the original UK series. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

NBCU executives have expressed their keen interest in revisiting The Office under Daniels' guidance. The series was a massive hit during its initial run and has continued to thrive in syndication and on streaming platforms.

The US adaptation of The Office originally graced our screens in 2005, boasting an ensemble cast that included Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and many more that have become comedy greats.

While discussions about the series' future have been ongoing since its conclusion in 2013, Daniels has been clear that a straightforward reboot is not on the table. Instead, he's focused on finding a way to continue the story in a meaningful and fresh manner.

While the prospect of a reunion featuring the original cast seems unlikely, the door remains open for some familiar faces to make cameo appearances in the new franchise series. However, B.J. Novak - a writer and actor from the original series - has stated, "Definitely you wouldn’t get everyone back together, that ship has sailed."

The Office has undoubtedly cemented its place in the comedy hall of fame as one of the most successful and beloved TV series of all time - no matter which side of the pond you live on.

Created by the brilliant minds of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the mockumentary-style sitcom first graced British screens all the way in 2001.

size-full wp-image-1263244461
The original UK Office is arguably one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

Set in the mundane yet hilariously awkward environment of a paper company called Wernham Hogg, the show introduced us to unforgettable characters like the friend/boss/entertainer David Brent, portrayed by Gervais himself.

The show became the first UK comedy to win a Golden Globe, as well as a Peabody Award in the same year.

One of the show's remarkable achievements was its ability to transcend borders and cultures. Not content with conquering British humor, The Office made its way across the Atlantic for an American adaptation.

With Steve Carell leading the charge as the American counterpart to David Brent, Michael Scott, the US version introduced a whole new generation to the cringe-worthy delights of office life. The American adaptation, which ran for nine seasons, garnered a massive following, proving that "Office Humor" is a universal language.

Beyond the screen, The Office has left an indelible mark on pop culture. Iconic catchphrases like "That's what she said!" and "Dwight, you ignorant sl*t!" have become part of everyday banter. And fans have continued to celebrate the show through memes, fan conventions, and even themed trivia nights at local bars.

Featured image credit: Kevin Winter / Getty