The new incarnation would not feature Steve Carell, who fronted the popular workplace comedy. Instead, the network would scour for a new lead to play host to the desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin.
Producer Greg Daniels, who adapted the series from the UK starrer created by and starring Ricky Gervais, told THR in November 2016 that he was satisfied with how “The Office” ended.
“I feel like I did in the finale what that would have been because I jumped forward in time as, like a reunion of the characters, and so, to me, I think that was it. It said everything that the show had to say,” said Daniels. “Personally, I feel like we left on a good note. I’m not that anxious to open it up again myself, but I would be interested to see what David Brent’s up to. But also I think the American show became so much of an ensemble and to not have the whole ensemble there would just feel kind of, I don’t know, less than. So I don’t want to criticize what he’s doing, I think that’s great, but I’m okay with us having had our finale.”
NBC are currently celebrating the success of the “Will & Grace” reboot so no surprise that they’re off to dust off some of their other past hits.