As the Writer’s Strike Ends, ‘The Office’ Reboot Looms


| LAST UPDATE 09/26/2023

By Evelyn Martinez
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You thought The Office and its gang of freaks, creeps, and hilarious workers had left our screens forever? Well, it turns out you thought wrong. With a resolution between the Writer's Guild of America and studio executives, the end of the Writer's Strike in Hollywood has come to an end. Now, after more than four months of no film and television updates on behalf of writers and showrunners, news Hollywood writers have been aching to share has finally come to light. 

Greg Daniels, the showrunner and writer behind the US adaption of Ricky Gervais' hit British series, The Office, has reportedly shown an eagerness to restart the series. However, while this may be news to most Office fans, the creators behind the show have been considering revamping the series for a few years. Greg told Collider back in 2022, "I can't tell whether fans would want more of it, and when I say more of it, I don't think it would be the same characters." He continued, "I think it would just be sort of like an extension of the universe, you know what I mean, like the way Mandalorian is like an extension of Star Wars. But I don't know if that would be something people would want or not; it's hard to tell."

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Greg's thoughts have clearly changed since 2019, as he told EW, "It was such a perfect thing that I would hesitate to open it up. We got the chance to end it the way we wanted. It wasn't like we were interrupted in the middle of a run or something. So, in a sense, it's completely an artistic whole." Make up your mind, Greg!

Fans of the series may be disappointed to hear that the reboot could include an entirely fresh-faced cast. Still, no one would be sadder than John Krasinski to not return to Scranton (The Electric City). Known for his starring role as prankster Jim, John told Esquire in 2020, "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. 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."

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