With ’90s and early aughts nostalgia at an all-time peak coinciding with our obsession with TV and streaming services, it was only a matter of time before people started rallying for their favourite shows to be revived, something which seems to finally be hitting home when it comes to hit US comedy, The Office.
Stars of the show, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, were guests on The Ellen DeGeneres on Monday alongside their former co-star Ellie Kemper, who was filling in as host.
Speaking of whether the three could see The Office being rebooted, Fischer said, “I would not do an Office reboot, but I would love to do a reunion special. I would like to get us all together again.”
Kinsey was thankfully more open to any version of The Office, saying, “I would do anything they would call me to do. If you ever want to call me, I’m around.”
Kemper agreed she’d be there no matter what, noting that whenever she gets asked that same question, she responds, “I will be there!”
“Angela and I are rebooting The Office,” Kemper joked in response.
Earlier this year on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Kemper was asked about the chance of a reunion and whether she gets annoyed about the constant questions surrounding the show.
“Unfortunately, I don’t get annoyed at all when people ask,” she said. “I would love for there to be a reboot, but I don’t think there will be. So that’s a sad answer, but maybe in like a reunion episode, that would be fun.”
They’re not the only ones being hassled, either. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, former NBC Entertainment chairman, Bob Greenblatt, claimed that the show’s creator, Greg Daniels, is actually interested in rebooting the series.
“I was talking to Greg Daniels four years ago about rebooting The Office, way before this,” Greenblatt said. “He wants to do it and actually has an idea for it.”
It’s safe to say, we’re all ears.
In 2021, The Office is leaving Netflix and will instead be available on the network’s own streaming service, which will launch in 2020.