No Michael, Jim, Pam or Dwight - The Office reboot will feature completely new characters
Should we get a new series of The Office, it will focus on a completely new set of characters.
The pressure was on the US version of The Office due to the success of the UK version, but it became one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time in its own right.
Viewers tuned in each and every week to see the latest office 'adventures' of Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight, Andy, Angela, Stanley, Oscar, Meredith, Creed, Toby and Kevin among others.
Earlier this year it was announced that NBC were planning a reboot of the series which led to fan speculation about whether their favourite characters might return either at Dunder Mifflin Scranton or perhaps even another branch.
But, Greg Daniels, the showrunner who developed the US version of the show, says we won't see the likes of Michael, Jim and Pam again.
"I don’t like to think of anything as a reboot, you know what I mean? Because I feel like we ended that story beautifully," Daniels told The Wrap.
"The characters had closure. I would never want to redo that same show with a different cast, because I think we got the luckiest cast, the best cast ever, in TV, to do that show. So the notion of a reboot is not of interest. The notion of maybe something like the way The Mandalorian is a new show in the Star Wars universe, you know what I mean? Something like the notion of this documentary crew doing a documentary about a different subject. That, I think, could be intriguing and creative."
The Office reboot isn't close to happening
In a previous interview with Collider, Daniels played down the potential for a reboot or new series to happen anytime soon.
"Well, I think that it’s very speculative," he explained.
"The fact that it kind of blew up based on one line in a Puck piece was kind of cool, I guess, in the sense that the fans still care a lot. But the thing I would say is, when there’s something to announce, I will definitely announce it."
The Office cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Rashida Jones, Amy Ryan, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, James Spader, Ellie Kemper, Catherine Tate, B. J. Novak, Briam Baumgartner, Creed Cratton, Paul Lieberstein, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith and Mindy Kaling.