Creed Bratton has spoken, and for many fans of The Office, he's not bringing good news.
The 77-year-old actor and musician, who played the eccentric character of the same name in the beloved workplace comedy, recently spoke with ComicBook.com, where he discussed the rumored reboot and why he doesn't think getting the full Dunder Mifflin gang back together for more episodes will happen. He said of revisiting the series:
"Obviously as an actor, I love playing with those people, and we were a family. We loved each other. Of course, I would love to do it. I don't see it happening. I just went up a while back and shot this thing called Upload for [The Office showrunner] Greg Daniels up in Vancouver, this sci-fi thing he's doing, and we were talking about it over dinner, and he said they keep approaching him. He's not into it, and if Greg's not into it, I don't think anyone else would want to be into it."
Bratton isn't the first person to note Daniels' importance in the conversation of a reboot. In January, The Office producer and actor Michael Schur, who played Dwight's cousin Mose, explained, "I don’t think anyone would ever do that without Greg Daniels’ at least blessing, if not outright participation. Unless he was just like, yeah, go do whatever you want." And as for Daniels himself, he's expressed a disinterest in heading back to Scranton, Pennsylvania, telling Entertainment Weekly back in October, "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 despite many of the people behind The Office unsure about a full-on reboot, a handful of its stars have proposed ideas for a one-off special. Bratton also shared with ComicBook.com, "I think [John] Krasinski had the best idea. He said we should just shoot a Christmas special if we're going to do it. We get everybody together and shoot the Christmas special for fun. We'd love to do that."
The fandom behind the ever-popular show is divided on whether or not a reboot is necessary, however a holiday special would be amazing. Someone needs to just convince Steve Carell to reprise his role as Michael Scott and we'll be all set! To binge-watch The Office via Comedy Central, check out these awesome deals here for Sling TV.