Once again, it would take place at Dunder Mifflin's office in Scranton, PA. Steve Carell, the glue that held the show together who starred in seven of the program's nine seasons, will reportedly not be involved in the new instalment. That speculation has now grown more real as the network is said to be in talks for a revival.
NBC had no official comment to TV Line regarding the reported revival consideration. The show - which made stars out of Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper and Mindy Kaling, among others - was an awards-season staple, taking home multiple Emmys, Golden Globes and other top prizes. "I would do it if there was some circumstance where everybody got back together, and could be brought back together in some unbelievable way, I would say yes". The characters, they had arcs.
Miss Pam, Jim, Michael and the rest of the gang? The report clearly calls for a continuation of the story of Scranton's Dunder Mifflin offices. And Michael's living with Holly now. In August this year, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said he would like to see The Office (and 30 Rock) return someday, so today's report is not entirely out of the blue.
The new season of that show was one of the network's highest-rated shows of the season thus far and was renewed for another season before the first had even aired.
But the success of NBC's recent "Will & Grace" return likely cemented the idea, and put an "Office" reboot on the fast track.