Greg Daniels, the showrunner who adapted Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s BBC sitcom “The Office” for American television on NBC, is getting to work on a follow-up.
Deadline reports that Daniels has set up a development room with his trusted writers, with work to begin on Tuesday exploring ideas for a follow-up series.
The potential series would not be a reboot, rather unfold in a new office with new characters but within the same world as the Steve Carell-led series which was set at a branch of a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Daniels adds that a documentary crew doing a documentary about a different subject is a possible extension.
“The Office” premiered in 2005 with an ensemble cast that also included John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Leslie David Baker, Melora Hardin, Kate Flannery, Brian Baumgartner, Ed Helms, Oscar Nuñez and Craig Robinson.
It ran for nine seasons, ending in 2013, and has been a huge hit first in syndication and then even more so on streaming. Conversations about a follow-up have been going on since the series ended, but this marks the first big step forward towards that becoming a reality.