Dunderheads, it’s time to rejoice because your favourite cast from The Office is back with something.
Fifteen years ago, the American television landscape changed forever with the launch of a series that went on to become one of television’s most loved comedies of all time. The Office, starring Steve Carell (Michael Scott), Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), Brian Baumgartnet (Kevin Malone) and others was inspired by the hit Ricky Gervais original of the same, The Office series that was based in the UK.
- Kevin Malone aka Brian Baumgartner is hosting The Office reboot!
- How the idea for The Office reboot came about!
- Is a television reboot of The Office in the works?
While both are a mockumentary series following the day-to-day lives of the employees of a paper company, the UK series ended at just 12 episodes, while its American counterpart went on to make 201, eventually becoming an unstoppable force of popular culture in America and across the world. The series ended in 2013 after nine successful seasons, and fans have been waiting for a reboot or reunion of sorts ever since!
The request for a reboot has been ignored several times, but now, one cast member has finally heard fans and is determined to bring it back. That’s right, The Office reboot is happening…but in a rather unconventional format. Brian Baumgartner who plays Kevin Malone, the series’ charmingly oblivious and chilli-loving account, will be hosting a special podcast that will tell you all about the world’s most streamed series of all time.
Let’s see what we know about it so far…
Kevin Malone aka Brian Baumgartner is hosting The Office Reboot!
During its run, The Office was nominated at the Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series for six years in a row, and that is not an ordinary feat. And now, The Office fans have a new show to add to their podcast queue, thanks to Brian Baumgartner’s new series – An oral history of The Office!
The podcast has premiered on Spotify already, with three episodes available to listen to. We don’t need to tell you that this podcast is a must-listen for anyone who can’t get enough of the workplace sitcom, and its endearing characters.
The Office ended seven years ago, and is still relevant as ever. An oral history of The Office promises to share the scoop on never-seen-before scenes and will unveil secrets about how the show became such a global phenomenon. The podcast will include a meeting between co-creator Ben Silverman and The Office UK creator Ricky Gervais, who will tell the story of how the show came to be.
Hosted by the affable, chilli-loving account Kevin Malone (Baumgartner), the podcast will also feature interviews with the cast and creators of the show. Get ready to hear stories that you may not have heard before, from the people who were there at the very beginning! Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and even superfan Billie Eilish will be a part of the podcast, along with the rest of the cast and creative team.
How the idea for The Office poscast came about!
Brian Baumgartner had some insights to share about how the podcast came to be, that he shared in a conversation with “Entertainment Tonight”. Brian said he was curious about how the show grew to be even bigger today, with a newer, younger fanbase.
“It came out of an idea for us to tell our story,” he said. “The Office was the biggest TV show on NBC for a number of the years that we were on. Yet, seven years since we wrapped, it feels like the show is even bigger now than it was back then, and specifically, with newer, younger fans.”
Baumgartner also stated that his podcast is very different from The Office Ladies podcast, hosted by Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin). While their podcast looks back at each episode individually, Baumgartner’s dives a lot deeper, and is a journey through nine seasons of shooting.
“This podcast starts even before the American version of The Office, and tells the story of how Ben Silverman brought it here from [Britain] from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.” he explained.
Is a television reboot of The Office in the works?
We don’t know yet. An oral history of The Office, Baumgartner’s most recent labour of love had his team assemble about 120 hours worth of interviews. Whether we will see a televised reboot in the future is uncertain, but creator Greg Daniels did shut down all rumours during his interview with “The Hollywood Reporter”.
One of the major reasons Daniels believes a reboot would be impossible is because getting the entire cast back together would be unrealistic. It is true that the cast members are all big stars today, but we’re sure they wouldn’t mind making a come-back for the sake of their fans.
Until then, we’ll be busy listening to an oral history of The Office and learning all about how the show came to the USA and made it to 201 episodes, and continues to be one of the most endearing mockumentaries we have ever seen.
Will you be listening to The Office podcast on Spotify? Which interview are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!