The Office alum John Krasinski recently came under fire after deciding to sell his popular YouTube series Some Good News to ViacomCBS, in what was reported to be a "massive bidding war." As you'd expect, many of his fans were disappointed to see him profiting like that for a show which brought to light local heroes and heartfelt stories amid all the negative news surrounding COVID-19. Well, whether or not the Jim Halpert actor saw all the backlash, he's now addressing why he decided to make the sell.
Much to the excitement of Dunder Mifflin fans, Krasinski joined his former co-star Rainn Wilson for his Instagram series Hey There, Human, and explained what went down. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the Emmy nominee told Wilson:
"I was only planning on doing eight of them during quarantine, because I have these other things that I'm going to be having to do very soon, like Jack Ryan and all this other stuff. But more than that… writing, directing, and producing, and all those things with a couple of my friends, was so much. I knew it wouldn't be sustainable with my prior commitments. I would love to keep doing this show from my office forever. It just wasn't sustainable. Now we have one of the biggest news programs in America, CBS News, saying that they want to make it part of their permanent news cycle, which is insane. The fact that we were able to accomplish that in eight weeks… is honestly one of the most amazing honors I've ever been able to pull off."
Krasinski will serve as executive producer on the show, and is expected to make a few guest appearances. "We have a lot of really fun stuff planned, and I can't wait to dig in," he continued. "I'm going to be a part of it whenever I can, and I'm gonna host a couple, and bring on a different community of people."
Watch the full interview below.
Contrary to the criticism he faced when the news of the sell initially dropped, many people were quick to send their love and support to both Krasinski and Wilson in the comments section for the video. "Thank you @rainnwilson and @johnkrasinski for being such incredible human beings. You make the world a better place," one person wrote, while another added, "This show just made my day. You guys are so good to your Office fans. Made my heart happy! [heart emoji]."
While some people might still be mad that Krasinski is giving up the show, his explanation really does make sense. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that we'll be seeing a lot of him when the show is revamped for a bigger audience!