The Office US co-creator says he has no interest in doing a reboot
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Office fans, you might want to sit down for this one, as co-creator Greg Daniels says he has no interest in a reboot.
“I don’t like to think of anything as a reboot, you know what I mean?” he told TheWrap.
“Because I feel like we ended that story beautifully. The characters had closure. I would never want to redo that same show with a different cast, because I think we got the luckiest cast, the best cast ever, in TV, to do that show. So the notion of a reboot is not of interest.”
Daniels added that he would like to instead expand The Office universe, similar to what the Star Wars spin-off shows have done.
“The notion of maybe something like the way The Mandalorian is a new show in the Star Wars universe, you know what I mean? Something like the notion of this documentary crew doing a documentary about a different subject,” he said.
“That, I think, could be intriguing and creative. But I don’t even know what you would call that. I don’t know if that’s like a sister show or something. I don’t know what the term is. But it doesn’t feel like ‘reboot’ would be the appropriate term for that.”
Ok, so not all hope is lost.
Consider this follow-up show kind of like a ‘sister series’.
But maybe a reunion isn’t off the table either.
“The Office was absolutely everything to me. I mean it is my beginning and my end. I'm pretty sure at the end of my career I'll still be known for Jim. That was my first experience with Hollywood. It was the first creative family I've ever had,” he began.
“In many ways, they will always be the most important people in that most important experience in my career. So yeah, if they did a reunion, I would absolutely love to do it.”
Watch this space.