Jan 7, 2021 1:26 AM EST
Could the Dunder Mifflin crew get back together to bring a bright spot to 2021? Creator-producer Greg Daniels says seeing ‘The Office’ again is closer to reality.
Fans of NBC’s beloved The Office have been calling for a reunion since the show went airborne after nine hilarious seasons in 2013. While it might be difficult to bring the entire cast back together almost eight years later, it looks like a far greater possibility than it has been in recent years. The office is now on NBC’s new streaming service, Peacock. It left Netflix after a long time on January 1, 2021, and officially moved home and as a creator-producer Greg Daniels says this is a plus when it comes to pushing a reunion forward.
“I think it’s more likely now that the show will be on Peacock. But there are no plans at the moment, ”Greg tells E! News, but added, “People are now more open to what it seems. I think the problem is what else to say about the characters. I don’t know, it’s still pretty vague. “
The cast of NBC’s ‘The Office’ is celebrating its first 100 episodes. Credit: AP Images
Greg remarked, “The strange thing is that we’ve jumped a year and a lot of them are no longer working (at the Dunder Mifflin paper company). Daniels joked that one way to do this could be to find unused old material. “It would be fun to find some lost episodes and shoot them like they were 2010 or something,” he told the outlet. The office debuted with NBC in March 2005 and ran through May 2013.
During the years that some of the cast were ambivalent about bringing the show back to life for a reunion, it seemed like they missed each other due to the COVID-19 house lock. Michael Scott himself Steve Carell appeared on co-star John Krasinski‘s web series Some Good News in March 2020, gushing “Just seeing your face is so great” while John told him, “I miss you a ton man.” The Quiet Place star / director then added, “Look, I know everyone is talking about seeing you again. I just hope that one day we can reunite as humans, ”said the quarantine.
Two months later, in May 2020, the cast gathered – practically – for the wedding of two superfans of The Office. An engaged couple from Maryland tweeted out to John asking him to virtually attend their wedding (due to COVID-19). John (not Krasinski) was such a huge fan that he suggested getting Susan engaged outside of a supermarket, just like Krasinski’s Jim Halpert did Jenna FischerPam Beesly is on the show, minus the pouring rain. So sweet!
When the couple appeared on the episode of Some Good News with John, he surprised her on his web series by letting her know that he was ready to officiate if the wedding happened right then and there, and that he was only for which had become a registered officer ceremony of the couple. Krasinski secretly brought her parents and friends together through Zoom. Not only was John officiating, Jenna also attended the video wedding and even dressed in a pretty dress for the ceremony.
Then John blew everyone away by introducing the entire cast of The Office, all of whom appeared through Zoom. Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Angela Kinsey, Rainn Wilson, Ed Helms and more were at hand as John pronounced the superfan’s husband and wife. The cast also did fun dances from their lockdown locations to celebrate the wedding and add a little touch of what a wedding reception might have been like. It wasn’t an official reunion at the Dunder Mifflin Scranton, PA office, but it was the next best thing for fans!