The stars and showrunners of the much-loved sitcom appeared together at PaleyFest last night
The main cast of Parks and Recreation reunited last night to celebrate the upcoming tenth anniversary of the sitcom, where they refused to rule out the possibility of the show returning in the future.
The likes of Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza were among the original stars to attend last night’s (March 21) reunion at PaleyFest in LA. The sitcom, which aired on NBC in the US, concluded in February 2015 after seven seasons and 125 episodes.
Asked about the possibility of an on-screen return, Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur outlined the one condition that might convince the main cast and showrunners to revive the show.
“I think everyone on this stage would want to feel there’s a story to be told,” Schur said. “The show was about the power of public service and doing good with a team. I don’t think we left anything on the table.”
Poehler told The Hollywood Reporter prior to the panel that she’d be “down” for a reunion if Schur green-lit the idea.
“I am so not cool, so from minute one I’ve been like I’m down. Tell me where to go, I’ll clear my schedule” Poehler said about her feelings towards a revival. “I mean, Mike Schur currently produces and writes on, I think, 14 shows, so it’ll really be whenever he is ‘tech avail,’ as we like to say in the biz. But yeah, I’m ready.”
Offerman also said he’d “do anything Parks and Rec as long as the brass is behind it”.
“I mean, the gifts that that show [has] brought to me I’m still collecting every day, and I don’t imagine I’ll ever feel that I’ve fully repaid them.”
Last year, Poehler and Offerman reunited on screen to host the NBC crafts competition show Making It.