John Krasinski has expressed his hopes for The Office US to return to TV. Check out the clip below
The American version of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s hit mockumentary ran for nine seasons. Its final episode aired back in May 2013. Earlier this year, the chairman of NBC entertainment, Robert Greenblatt revealed that he has been in contact with the show’s creator about a potential tenth instalment.
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Now, during a photoshoot with Variety, actor and director John Krasinski has said he would be keen for the show to return, as he wants to know what his character Jim Halpert is up to these days.
“I need the incredible writers of our show to tell me what he’s doing because I’m kind of worried about him,” he said.
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“He had a whole lot of hopes and dreams, he had a lot of zany ideas, and then he went to Austin to live his life and I feel like the dreams are still in his head so let’s see what he’s doing now.”
Earlier this year, Krasinski said that he wanted the show to return for a one-off Christmas special. Speaking to NME, he said of the possible revival: “I’m in, yeah. The truth is what they’re doing with Will & Grace, I don’t think we’d be able to get our [whole] cast together – it’s a big cast – to do another run of the show.”
He added: “But I will say that I’ve always been confused as to why the US shows don’t do the Christmas special. The UK versions of all these amazing shows do a great Christmas special that you can sort of pull out from the rest of the episodes. I think that would be really fun.”