Reviving ‘The Office’ – Peacock Orders Mockumentary Newspaper Series!

Parag Nanda

Reviving 'The Office' - Peacock Orders Mockumentary Newspaper Series!

According to reports, the new iteration of “The Office” has been picked up into a series at Peacock. It’s not a reboot or spinoff, but a fresh mockumentary with a new cast in the same universe. Plot details have finally emerged after being kept under wraps since late 2023.

The official logline reveals that the documentary crew that followed Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is now in search of a new subject. They stumble upon a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and its publisher’s efforts to revive it with volunteer reporters.

Leading the ensemble cast are Domhnall Gleeson and Sabrina Impacciatore, although specifics about their characters are still unknown. Production is slated to kick off in July.

Lisa Katz, president of scripted content for NBCU Entertainment, expressed excitement about the project: “It’s been more than ten years since the final episode of ‘The Office’ aired on NBC, and the acclaimed comedy series continues to gain popularity and build new generations of fans on Peacock.

In partnership with Universal Television and the creative team of Greg Daniels and Michael Koman, this new series introduces a fresh cast of characters in a new setting ripe for comedic storytelling: a daily newspaper.

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Greg Daniels, who developed the American version of “The Office,” is co-creating the new series alongside Michael Koman. They serve as executive producers alongside Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the creators of the original British version, as well as Howard Klein, Ben Silverman, and Banijay Americas. Universal Television is the studio behind the project.

In January 2024, Daniels convened a writers’ room to begin crafting the new iteration of the hit NBC mockumentary sitcom, which aired from 2005 to 2013. Set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the American “Office” followed the quirky staff of paper company Dundler Mifflin.

The show boasted a stellar cast including Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, and B.J. Novak, among others. Even after its original run, the show’s popularity endured, especially with its availability for streaming.

The new series marks a fresh chapter in the beloved franchise, exploring new comedic territory while retaining the essence of what made the original so beloved. With a new setting and cast, fans can expect a blend of nostalgia and fresh humor that captures the spirit of the original while offering something entirely new.

As details continue to emerge and production gears up, anticipation for the new series is steadily building among fans eager to return to the world of Dunder Mifflin and discover what comedic gems await in the world of daily journalism.

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