Steve Carrell weighs in on rumours of ‘The Office’ rebooting

He doesn't seem too keen

Steve Carrell has revealed his thoughts about a potential reboot of The Office after rumours of revival talks.

The series, which starred Steve Carrell as the lovably cringeworthy office boss Michael Scott, ran for nine seasons before coming to an end in 2013 and was based on Ricky Gervais’ Slough-based creation for the BBC.

Last year, officials at US network NBC claimed tat they had ‘often talked‘ about bringing the hit comedy back but it seems the show’s star is not too keen on the idea.


“I’ll tell you, no,” Carrell told Collider when asked about a revival. “I feel like I’m a broken record, talking about this because I get asked about it. The show is way more popular now than when it was on the air.

“I just can’t see it being the same thing, and I think most folks would want it to be the same thing, but it wouldn’t be. Ultimately, I think it’s maybe best to leave well enough alone and just let it exist as what it was.

“You’d literally have to have all of the same writers, the same producers, the same directors, and the same actors, and even with all of those components, it just wouldn’t be the same. So, no. But, I love the show. It was the most exciting time, and all of those people are my friends. We all love it. It was a special thing. It was a special thing before people thought it was a special thing. It was special to us, before other people started feeling that way. But, no.”

Last year, Jenna Fischer also spoke about a potential reunion. “I don’t think it’ll ever happen,” she said. “I would do it if there was some circumstance where everybody got back together, and could be brought back together in some amazing way, I would say yes. But I’m not sure it’s realistic.”