John Krasinski says ‘The Office’ could return for a Christmas special

Star is keen on the show coming back

The Office star John Krasinski wants the show to return for a Christmas special.

The US adaptation of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s British classic, The Office ran for nine seasons from 2005 and 2013, with reports recently suggesting that early talks were taking place about reviving the NBC series.

Asked by NME if he’s keen on the show coming back, Krasinski said: “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.”


Krasinski – who played Jim Halpert in the show – 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.”

Multiple cast members have voiced their support for the show’s potential revivalincluding Jenna Fischer – who played fan favourite Pam Beesly.

Krasinski also recently said that he would “love” to get the “gang back together” for a potential revival of the US show, but hasn’t been contacted about it yet.

“I did hear that… on the internet,” Krasinski told Ellen DeGeneres. “Guess who didn’t get a call? Me. What does that say? NBC’s like ‘You know who we didn’t like? Jim.’”

After DeGeneres said that they couldn’t continue the show without him, Krasinski replied: “Well it looks like they are. I haven’t gotten a call yet.”


On whether he would want to be part of a revival season, he said: “Are you kidding? I’d love to get that gang back together.”