'The Office' Producers Creating New Work From Home Comedy Series Inspired by COVID-19

'The Office' executive producers Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein.
'The Office' executive producers Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein. | Getty Images

The Office fans, rejoice! Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein, who served as executive producers on the beloved comedy, are embarking on a new endeavor. Lieberstein is also known for playing Dunder Mifflin's own Toby Flenderson.

Amid the devastating Coronavirus pandemic, there's a little light to be found thanks to a new comedy series coming from the experienced pair. The show will be inspired by the remote working conditions many are facing right now.

According to Deadline, the upcoming project, "is set around a wunderkind boss who, in an effort to ensure his staff’s connectedness and productivity, asks them all to virtually interact and work face-to-face all day." As for the creators, they're just as excited as their fans.

“So many of us are jumping on daily Zoom meetings — for work and beyond,” Silverman said of the new show. “We are in a new normal and are personally navigating ways to remain connected and productive at work and in our home lives. With the brilliant Paul Lieberstein at the helm, we think we have a series that not only brings humor and comfort during this troubling time but will also be an inventive and enduring workplace comedy for years to come."

It's TBD on when exactly we can expect the series to arrive, but if it's anything like The Office, viewers are in for a treat. Thankfully, it sounds like the show draws plenty of inspiration from the Scranton crew. “Start with the office comedy, lose the office and you’re just left with comedy. The math works,” Lieberstein said of the new project. Makes sense to us!