Office Creator’s Reboot Approach Beats a Revival

Greg Daniels thinks that’s how a reboot of The Office might work, but the magic of Michael Scott and company can never be replicated.

Greg Daniels, the creator of the hit series, The Office, has provided his hypothetical approach for a potential reboot of his hugely popular mockumentary, but it still probably wouldn’t work. The Office wrapped up its final season in 2013, crowning one of the most successful comedies in television history. Many The Office fans can’t get enough of the series and would love to see a spin-off show materialize. However, others are perfectly happy with the end of the series and would prefer the story to end where it ended.

Greg Daniels’ idea is definitely the right one if ever a spin-off/reboot were to happen. He stated that rather than bring back an old character as the main focus, like Craig Robinson’s Darryl, his plan would be to use the same world created in The Office but create an entirely new cast of characters. That way, the spinoffs wouldn’t interfere with the properly concluded character arcs of The Office, but could continue the world that so many viewers have come to love. In fact, should a spinoff ever happen, Daniels’ idea is probably the only viable option.

The desktop really should never be relaunched or restarted

With an ending that seemed complete from a plot and character development perspective, it might not be a good idea to reboot The Office, regardless of Greg Daniels’ approach. Almost every character, even the very featured couple, Jim and Pam, had an ending that was not only fitting, but definitive. There would be too many things that would have to go right for a new show to work without hurting The Office’s much-vaunted conclusion. Plus, the new show would have the probably impossible task of living up to its predecessor. No matter how good the new show was, it would have been extremely difficult not to be a disappointment in The Office.

Will there be more work in the office? It’s probably inevitable

The Office is one of the most-watched TV shows of all time. As such, it’s very likely that there will be some sort of attempt to revive the show eventually. All of the major streaming services are looking to create franchises that will keep audiences bought into their service. Even if that leads to some forced clunky storylines, like Andy and Erin’s romance in The Office, it’s not unlikely that NBC will force some sort of reboot to lure subscribers to Peacock.

The Office enjoyed a success that could never be achieved by another comedy. Its overall impact as a commercial and cultural phenomenon on television will likely never be repeated. This does not mean, however, that no one will try. If there’s a reboot of The Office, it’s best to leave all the old characters out, as suggested by Greg Daniels. Any attempt to revive the series must understand that doing so would require a whole new set of characters and circumstances, or risk damaging the much-loved series finale and inevitably falling to an incredibly high level.

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