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The Office
reboot is reportedly confirmed with original developer Greg Daniels returning and assembling a writer’s room.
The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes may have delayed the project, but with those resolved, more news is expected soon.
While there have been no official cast announcements, many original cast members have expressed interest in returning for the reboot, alongside new cast members. The plot could either focus on “lost episodes” from the original run or continue in the 2020s with a mixed cast.

The Office reboot is reportedly in the works for the show’s new home of Peacock, and while there’s been little concrete news on the revival there’s still been teases at what to expect from a return to Dunder Mifflin. Despite ending in 2013, The Office found a resurgence of popularity after the series began streaming on Netflix. As one of Netflix’s most-watched titles, the streamer took a hit when the rights reverted to NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock. With the sitcom still fresh on viewers’ minds, the notion of a reboot remains a topic of discussion.

Based on the UK series of the same name, Greg Daniels created The Office in 2005 when it debuted on NBC. With the mockumentary format and wide variety of characters led by inept manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), The Office found its footing in season 2. It then became a bonafide hit for the network throughout its nine-season run before coming to an end in 2013. Talk of a revival of The Office has steadily gained momentum in the years since, and the reboot finally having a release date feels closer than ever.

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Most Recent The Office Reboot News

Greg Daniels Recruits Another Comedy Hitmaker

Not long after it was revealed that Greg Daniels had returned to helm the reboot, the latest news sees another creative added to the new The Office series. In early 2024, it was reported that The Office creator Greg Daniels was currently assembling a writer’s room for the series, and now it has been revealed that Nathan for You co-creator Michael Koman has been brought on board. Koman’s experience with the aforementioned mockumentary makes him uniquely suited, but it isn’t clear what role he will fill.

The Office Reboot Is Reportedly Confirmed

More Of The Office Is On The Way

A composite image of Michael Scott in front of a cast photo of The Office Custom Image By SR Image Editor

With the Hollywood strikes out of the way, more news is expected to come soon about the specific details surrounding the reboot of The Office. In lieu of other concrete details, the reboot is still confirmed with Greg Daniels returning to once again serve as showrunner and creator.

The WGA strike was resolved in September 2023, and the SAG-AFTRA strike was resolved in November 2023.

The Office Reboot Cast

Will Any Original Stars Return?

There have been no cast announcements for The Office reboot. While many fans would doubtless like the entirety of the original cast to return, the revival will likely feature many new cast members alongside a handful of familiar faces. Many cast members from The Office have continued their acting careers through TV or movies. Some like Steve Carell and John Krasinki are consistently expanding their careers as headlining actors. Scheduling conflicts, or a lack of desire to return, may prevent them from appearing in new seasons of The Office.

However, many members of the original lineup of The Office have expressed a desire to return, and may well appear in The Office reboot cast. Names like Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, and Rainn Wilson have expressed interest. Mindy Kaling also revealed she would return despite her busy schedule as a co-creator on multiple TV shows. If and when The Office reboot arrives it seems unlikely the cast will be entirely new, and it’s expected that there’ll be several returning names from the 2005-2013 run.

The Office Reboot Story Details

What Will The Reboot Be About?

The Office cast standing together and looking at a computer in The Office

There haven’t been any reveals around The Office reboot plot. However, Greg Daniels stated that it would be fun to set new episodes during the show’s original run. He referred to them as “lost episodes,” which would be documentary footage filmed during the previously broadcast episodes(via MovieWeb). This method would avoid issues caused by the fact that many characters left Scranton and Dunder Mifflin by the end of the series finale.

The alternate option for The Office reboot plot is to return to Dunder Mifflin in the 2020s with a mixed cast of fresh and familiar faces, picking up for another installment of the in-universe “mockumentary”. This would ensure some of the original cast members could return easily, as they’d simply still be working at Dunder Mifflin. It would also mean any non-returning characters could easily be explained away as having found new jobs between the original run and The Office reboot.

The Office Poster Michael Scott

The Office

The Office is the U.S. remake of the British comedy mockumentary series of the same name. The show follows the misadventures of a Dunder Mifflin Paper Company branch in Scranton, Pennsylvania, led by their unconventional and clueless boss, Michael Scott. The series covers nine years of footage as they find themselves recorded through their work days and off times.

Cast Mindy Kaling , Jenna Fischer , Kate Flannery , Ed Helms , Craig Robinson , Paul Lieberstein , Ellie Kemper , B.J. Novak , Angela Kinsey , Oscar Nunez , Rainn Wilson , Brian Baumgartner , Phyllis Smith , Leslie David Baker , Creed Bratton , Steve Carell , John Krasinski

Release Date March 24, 2005

Seasons 9

Franchise(s) The Office

Writers Mindy Kaling , Paul Lieberstein , Michael Schur , Ricky Gervais , Greg Daniels , B.J. Novak

Directors Greg Daniels , Paul Lieberstein , Paul Feig , Randall Einhorn , Ken Kwapis

Showrunner Greg Daniels

The Office Poster Michael Scott

The Office

Cast: Mindy Kaling, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, Paul Lieberstein, Ellie Kemper, B.J. Novak, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Rainn Wilson, Brian Baumgartner, Phyllis Smith, Leslie David Baker, Creed Bratton, Steve Carell, John Krasinski

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sitcom

Release Date: 2005-03-24

Seasons: 9

Story By: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

Writers: Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Michael Schur, Ricky Gervais, Greg Daniels, B.J. Novak

Network: NBC

Franchise(s): The Office

Directors: Greg Daniels, Paul Lieberstein, Paul Feig, Randall Einhorn, Ken Kwapis

Showrunner: Greg Daniels

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