Get ready for your stomachs to hurt again! Parks and Recreation may be coming back with season 8 after a five-year break.
Blessed with a stellar ensemble, Parks and Recreation is one of America’s greatest political satires. Created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the show has some of the best quirks and chills for a perfect comedy night in.
- Parks and Recreation is the Pawnee equivalent of The Office
- The cast confirms coming back at the first green light
- It might not be too late for Parks and Recreation season 8
After running for seven seasons of undiluted laughter, the show called it quits in 2015, although a reunion special was aired earlier this year. The rumour is Parks and Recreation may be ready to make a comeback with season 8. A huge shout-out to more Pawnee nights!
Parks and Recreation is the Pawnee equivalent to The Office
Call it a sitcom, call it a mockumentary, or a political satire – Parks and Recreation has something for all. If you have loved watching The Office, you would love Parks and Recreation, a show with some of the wittiest dialogues filled with tongue-in-cheek humour.
The show has been created in a format similar to The Office in terms of camera action and concept. Set in a fictional town, Pawnee, it follows the daily goings on of Leslie Knope who works as a mid-tier administrator at the town’s Parks Department. The show targets the political scenarios of America, spinning hilarious takes on them. The show has not only incorporated real life events, but also brought in real politicians for cameos, including Michelle Obama.
Over the years when Parks and Recreation aired, the show bagged some of the most prestigious awards of television. It had received 14 Emmy nominations and one Gloden Globes nomination. Not stopping at just nominations, Amy Poehler won a Golden Globe for her brilliant portrayal of Leslie Knope. The show has also received the Television Critics Association Award in 2013 for the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.”
The show ended on a fitting note providing each of its characters the closure they deserved. With many classic shows being revived for reboots in the recent times, fans have been obsessing over a reboot for ‘Parks and Recreation’. Good news – Parks and Recreation is on the edge of getting a green signal for renewal of season 8.
The cast confirms coming back at the first green light
Parks and Recreation has some of the biggest stars of Hollywood including Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza and Aziz Ansari. Get a cast like that, and you have a hit show in your hands.
The cast has been very optimistic about returning for more of Parks and Recreation, including a season 8. Nick Offerman has agreed to “come running” for the show’s revival if co-creator Michael Schur came up with an original idea. Amy Poehler told “Variety”, “Mike Schur is currently working on about five shows. Whenever Mike is ready, I’ll put on my suit again for sure.”
Poehler got our hopes up when she spilled the beans on The Good Place being the only thing stopping the show from getting a renewal. She said, “I am technically available. I have like six of Leslie’s blazers in my closet, so anytime.” Poehler added, “Our king is busy doing his highly successful show, The Good Place. We really can’t jump without Mike. So when Mike is good and ready, I’m sure we’ll show up like good soldiers.”
Parks and Recreation did get a reunion special that aired in April this year. The reunion had Leslie dealing with social distancing while determined to maintain connection with her friends. The reunion episode rekindled hope of Parks and Recreation being renewed for season 8 and there seems to be a fair possibility.
It might not be too late for Parks and Recreation season 8
A renewal of Parks and Recreation for season 8 has been in the minds of viewers as well as the creators. Co-creator Schur thinks that there is a fair chance that the show would be revived in the future.
He told “Variety”, “When you’re writing an ending it’s probably not a good idea to have one foot out the door and think, ‘Well, maybe this isn’t the ending!’… But I’ll never say never…I would never say no. If the opportunity presents itself and everybody’s interested, I’ll be right there with my old-timey typewriter ready to bang out another episode.”
Well, yay to that! Would you like the Pawnees to return with another season? Let us know in the comments below!