A Sneak Peek at the Speculation Around ‘The Office’ Reboot
The internet is swarming with rumours of ‘The Office’ renewal, and there’s no way of knowing if they are true. Meanwhile, here is everything you need to know about the shrouded-in-speculation reboot of The Office.
When ‘The Office’ released in 2005, it was unlike anything on television before. It came from a place of dark comedy and thrived on jokes that would not be acceptable today. But that was the charm of the show, the absurdity and lack of self-awareness of the characters made it famous. The show has only grown in popularity thanks to streaming and syndication. The Greg Daniels creation has had a hold on pop culture for almost a decade, even after the show ended.
- ‘The Office’ and the legacy that lives on
- Can ‘The Office’ work in today’s environment?
- ‘The Office’ reboot: Is the cast up for it?
And in the world of reboots, rumours about ‘The Office’ is planning to make a comeback and change the landscape of television completely.
Let’s find out how that may happen.
‘The Office’ and the legacy that lives on
The viewers of the show span decades, even though the show didn’t. That instantly is a clear indication of just how popular and timeless the show is. The NBC series can never get old, not until the old fans stop re-watching it and the new ones stop discovering it.
On the one hand, the audiences are begging to see their favourite Scranton branch together again on the screen, and on the other, Greg Daniels is not too sure if its politically incorrect humour can work in the present time.
But the best thing about a show like ‘The Office’ is the absurdity and the political incorrectness. Whether it is Steve Carell– who plays the highly self-unaware boss Michael Scott who treads on a cautious line of always being improper, or another central character Dwight (Rainn Wilson).
He holds no consciousness on what constitutes as right and wrong concerning gender, sexual orientation or other such factors.
Can it work in today’s environment?
NBC has recently launched its online streaming platform ‘Peacock’ which is where ‘The Office’ reboot will apparently release. The app has brought a new wave of content with shows like ‘Saved By The Bell’, ‘Psych’, and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ all of which are rumoured to get a 2020 reboot.
But the question is: Can a show like ‘The Office’ work in today’s environment? Steve Carell, who played the lead for 7 seasons on the show, has said that it cannot. But it seems like NBC is up for trying something experimental and the mockumentary series sounds like the perfect recipe for it.
But getting the huge star-cast together after so many years is also one of the reasons ‘The Office’ reboot has not seen the light of the day till date. Is all that about to change?
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‘The Office’ reboot: Is the cast up for it?
Discussions online point out what the show could be about in 2020. Mindy Kaling, writer, producer, and actor on the show, who played Kelly Kapur, tweeted the direction the show could take. Michael Scott would have a take on “Emojis, Frozen, Girl Squad, Brexit”, according to Kaling.
And, in a recent video call between John Krasinski and Steve Carell, the two discussed the possibility of a revival for ‘The Office’. The two mentioned that even the thought of a revival is a fascinating possibility.
Ed Helms, who played Andy, tweeted saying that a chance for him to meet everyone and be in the Scranton universe is just too fun an opportunity to miss. While, Jenna Fischer aka Pam and Angela Kinsley aka Angela, 15 years after the first episode, have started a ‘The Office’ podcast that people tune in every week to watch.
Is this all hinting at a brand new ‘The Office’ reboot, that would change television as we know it? We have to sit tight and wait to find out.
Where does your vote lie when it comes to rebooting ‘The Office’? Are you in or are you out? Do you think it’ll work? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!