The US version of ‘The Office’ is reportedly in early talks for a revival.
However, they claim that Steve Carrell would not be involved in the new edition of the show.
“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.”
‘The Office’ star Jenna Fischer also cast doubt over the show’s return, telling Variety: “I don’t think it’ll ever happen. 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.
“The characters, they had arcs. They had growth. Jim and Pam left Dunder-Mifflin. Michael left Dunder-Mifflin. And it would be hard to manufacture why all the people were back working together. And I’m not sure the show works if we’re all in different locations. … I immediately start thinking, how did Jim and Pam get back from Austin? And Michael’s living with Holly now.
She added: It would almost have to be a scenario where it’s ‘the lost tapes of ‘The Office’, ‘ where you somehow go back in time and there’s all of these lost stories where we weirdly look five years older.”
The revival would follow the successful reboot of hit sitcom ‘Will And Grace‘.