During the now-ended SAG-AFRA strike, reports were released that The Office’s US version was potentially getting a reboot due to how popular the show still is to this day, despite it ending ten years ago.
Those rumours have now been clarified as series co-creator Greg Daniels has officially spoken out to set the record straight, as he told TheWrap in an exclusive interview that a reboot is definitely not in the works – but he hasn’t put off the idea of a spin-off.
The Office Spin-off Is Still Possible, But A “Reboot” Is Unlikely
While speaking to TheWrap about his Prime Video series Upload, Daniels clarified that if The Office was ever to return to screens, it wouldn’t be a full-on reboot of the original series.
“I don’t like to think of anything as a reboot, you know what I mean?,” he said to TheWrap.
He added, “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 went on to explain that he would rather just continue the current version of the series, “similar to the ‘Star Wars’ spinoff shows’ – however, TheWrap’s interview goes on to explain that Daniels couldn’t come up with a term to use for the hypothetical project.
“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 told TheWrap.
“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.”
Source: The Wrap