A reboot of ‘The Office’ nearing development as strikes near end
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A reboot of ‘The Office’ nearing development as strikes near end

The longstanding WGA strike looks to be coming to an end as a tentative agreement was reached between leaders of the union and the studios in Hollywood. This looks to be good news for a possible reboot of the US version of The Office.

A reboot of the beloved sitcom now looks increasingly likely, with Greg Daniels said to be attached to the project. The Office will be just one of many films and television programmes that come back into development after the strike ends.

The show is considered one of the most popular comedy shows of all time and stars Steve Carell as Michael Scott, the daft but loveable boss of the paper merchants Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch.

The Office takes its cues from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s original UK version, though it delivers the comedy in the same mockumentary style throughout several seasons.

Greg Daniel is unsure as to whether or not fans of the show would want to see the same characters as the original series, telling Collider in 2022, “I think it would just be sort of like an extension of the universe.”

He added, “You know what I mean, like the way The 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.”

Check out some clips from the first US version of The Office below.