NBC announced that they're working on a revival of the U.S. version
Yesterday (Dec 19) it was announced that the US version of ‘The Office’ is reportedly in early talks for a revival.
Now, two key characters from the original series have revealed that they want to be involved in the new series, which is said to feature both new and old faces.
Angela Kinsey, who played Dwight’s cat-loving, uptight wife, tweeted about the news, seemingly telling NBC that both she and Creed Bratton – The Office’s resident weirdo – would love to be involved.
“Ummm @nbc call me…. have a quick question for you. Also call @creedbratton because he is blowing up my phone. K. Thx. Byeeeeeee. 💃” she wrote. You can see the tweet below.
Fans responded to the tweet, writing that it wouldn’t be a real revival without star Steve Carrell. The actor ‘trolled’ fans of the show back in January, telling them that the show would be coming back.
Rumours of the revival kicked off in August, when officials at US network NBC claimed that they had ‘often talked‘ about bringing the hit comedy back. It has now been reportedly confirmed that the wheels of production are in motion.
However, they claim that Steve Carrell would not be involved in the new edition of the show.
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.
“We often talk about The Office, I’ve talked to Greg [Daniels, developer and executive producer] four times over the past few years,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said back in summer.
“It’s always, ‘maybe some day but not now’. There is certainly an open invitation, but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.”
Distancing himself from the project earlier this year, Carrell said: “I don’t think it’s a good idea. Fans of any show think that they want to see more of that show but I don’t really (believe) that’s the case, because they want it to be exactly what it was, and there’s no way it can be exactly what it was.
“Even in the best possible scenario, it’s always a slight disappointment. I don’t see any reason to slightly disappoint people who might have loved your show to begin with.”