While The Office revival is still not officially heading to NBC, we’re starting to get all the more insight that it’s something that could happen. We’re not sure many people out there are sold on the idea of bringing it back with a whole lot of new cast members, but you can’t rule it out based on that alone.
For one, it does seem as though there are a couple of people in the original cast who are open to returning! That’s how we interpret the recent tweet from Angela Kinsey (who played Angela on the original show), who also seems to suggest that her co-star in Creed Bratton would also come back if given the chance. Kinsey has appeared on a number of different shows as of late including Haters Back Off, but reprising Angela would bring her back to a role that was especially fun — and especially memorable.
There are several other cast members who we could see coming back, with Leslie David Baker (Stanley), Phyllis Smith (Phyllis), Oscar Nunez (Oscar), and Paul Lieberstein (Toby) being among them. However, it’s already been reported that we likely wouldn’t see Steve Carell (Michael) back, and given their filming schedules it’s hard to imagine Ellie Kemper (Erin), Ed Helms (Andy), or Craig Robinson (Darryl) coming back beyond a one-episode cameo. Rainn Wilson, who played Kinsey’s onscreen love interest Dwight Schrute, could be in a similar position. The same goes for John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, depending on the latter’s upcoming comedy premiering at midseason on ABC.
As of right now The Office revival is merely a conversation, one seemingly spawned from some of the recent success of Will & Grace over on NBC. It’s a strategy that ABC is also mirroring with their upcoming Roseanne revival — viewers are craving nostalgia to such a high degree right now. The challenge with The Office remains that so much of what made the original version of the show great stems from the popularity of the original cast. Without so many of them around some viewers may just decide that the show’s not the same and not worth the time.
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