Having successfully revived Will & Grace, NBC now turns its eye on The Office for a possible revival too.
Adapted for American television from the 2001 British series of the same name, the mockumentary about office workers at a paper company ran for nine seasons and won five Emmys, starring Steve Carrell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson.
However cast member Jenna Fischer has expressed her doubts about The Office returning any time soon and if a revival is actually realistic.
“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. 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 5 years older.”
Considering the show itself is an adaptation from an original series, is a revival actually a good idea or NBC should simply move on an create a another series... and NOT an adaptation from an original series this time?