Greg Daniels, whose U.S. version of BBC single-cam hit The Office ran on NBC for nine seasons and has proven to be perhaps the most enduring comedy of the new millennium, reportedly wants to do a reboot of the show.
According to Puck's Matthew Belloni, Daniels’s ambitions represent the leading edge of what promises to be a “fire hose” of activity from Hollywood, as studios and producers try to make up for five months lost to just-resolved guild strikes.
Belloni didn't elaborate on the execution — whether it would be a complete retool, or if it would include series stars including John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, Leslie David Baker and Creed Bratton, all of whom have publicly expressed a willingness to return to the show should it reconstitute.
NBC series The Office was based on a U.K. version created and starring Ricky Gervais, which ran on the BBC from 2001-2003.
The U.S. version, which ran on NBC for nine seasons between 2005-2013, starred Steve Carell as Michael Scott, a likably inept Scranton, Pennsylvania, office manager for a paper company.
The enduring comedy has been a go-to asset for subscription streaming service Peacock the past several years.
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