A new hybrid trailer has been released that sees the fan favourite The Office hilariously parody Netflix’s popular show You by taking a sinister approach to their classic style.
Released by The Office on their official YouTube channel, the mockumentary is seen adopting an ominous tone to shadow the overall atmosphere of the Netflix show. It features the paper salesman Dwight Schrute mirroring the role of You’s Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley.
Like Goldberg, Dwight is shown aggressively pursuing Angela, played by Angela Kinsley, his co-worker with whom he is obsessed.
According to the official synopsis, The Office has tried parodying the similar rip-off, basing it in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Dwight tries to “get what he DESERVES”.
Starring Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer, among others, The Office (US) — now streaming on Netflix — is one of the ultimate fan-favourite sitcoms of all time.
Krasinski, who played the playful and fun-loving Jim Halpert — a salesman with a knack for practical jokes — on the show, recently revealed why he refused to shoot a particular scene on the show that involved him cheating on his on-screen girlfriend.
Despite the creator’s misgivings, Krasinski simply put his foot down. He justified it by saying that he did not want to push the audience, who loved Jim and Pam’s chemistry, to be pushed to their threshold with Jim’s unfathomable infidelity.
You has had an epic three-season run on Netflix and is gearing up for a fourth season.
Starring Badgley, Victoria Pedretti and Dylan Arnold in the third season, created by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, the latest season focuses on the new life that Joe Goldberg tries to start with his equally psychotic wife Love Quinn in the posh suburbs of Madre Linde.
However, in their pursuit of a better life for their son, the couple’s tumultuous marriage is disrupted by infidelity and their knack for violence, murder and trouble. Both the shows are now streaming on Netflix.
Watch the hilarious hybrid trailer below: