As talks of an Office reboot continue to grow, it seems the only thing fans and the people behind the fan-favorite series alike can agree on is that they miss Dunder Mifflin. However, that's just not enough for many, who believe revisiting a show so great would risk ruining it. This is why when reports came out that NBC had the idea as a "goal," some fans were actually super angry.
Well, now Greg Daniels, who adapted The Office from the original U.K. version, is now backtracking a bit on comments NBCUniversal’s Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, Bonnie Hammer, made last month. And it looks like the Emmy winning writer is on the side of most fans.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Daniels explained where his head's currently at concerning an Office reboot, saying:
"It was such a perfect thing that I would hesitate to open it up. We got the chance to end it the way we wanted to end it. It wasn’t like we were interrupted in the middle of a run or something. So in a sense it’s completely an artistic whole. But, that said, I don’t know, the cast every now and then talks about getting back together in some form, but I don’t see it being a reboot like the way Will & Grace was rebooted."
Alternatively to a full-on reboot or revival, multiple Office stars have expressed interest in getting the gang back together for a reunion episode, such as Angela Kinsey (who played Angela Martin) and Ellie Kemper (who played Erin Hannon). However, Steve Carell, who of course played Michael Scott, continues to shoot down the idea of revisiting the series at all. And without Michael, what would be the point? We'll have to wait and see if any of these talks at NBC actually come to fruition.