NBC’s ‘The Office’ is nothing short of a tv phenomenon. The sitcom, which is often called a ‘mockumentary,’ is a researched portrayal of the lives of office employees through exaggerated humor. The plot takes its audience through the documented events of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company’s employees in Scranton. A side note, the memes are even more legendary than the show. Since its inception in 2005, the series has created a vast viewer base. ‘The Office’ bagged several Primetime Emmy Awards to their credit and continues to be a widely watched show even now.
‘The Office’ saw its latest season air in 2013. The 9th season was considered to be the final season of the show. Season 9 saw its end with Dwight and Angela’s wedding, where Scott comes back to attend it and serve as Dwight’s best man thanks to Jim. Dwight proves to be a better fit as a manager than Scott or Andy. Jim decides to stay back for the sake of Pam. In the final interview, where all the characters join, Erin talks about how she met her biological parents. All in all, the characters seemed well acclimated to whichever junction they had landed themselves in.
Following this, ‘The Office’ was available on Netflix, which double shot its journey to fame. The show is also widely regarded for its humouristic take on office stereotypes and politics within. All seasons of ‘The Office’ continue to stream on Netflix at the moment. In 2019, NBC cut the chord to pull back the show to its upcoming streaming site Peacock. As a result of the delegation between the two, it was decided that ‘The Office’ will continue to be on Netflix only till January 2021. Post this, NBC will be streaming their original show.
As far as a new season is concerned, the show’s leading star, Steve Carrell, expressed his reservations back in 2018. “Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently and I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back,” he told Esquire. “But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate’s different,” Carell said.
But some of the other members of the cast have been more enthusiastic, including John Krasinski, who gave his support to a sequel, saying: “I need the incredible writers of our show to tell me what he’s doing because I’m kind of worried about him [Jim].”
NBC on its part has not shown any serious interest till now. But never say never in the world of television. Several old shows have been rebooted recently. There’s no reason why ‘The Office’ can’t make a return.