Speaking in a new interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Where They are promoting their upcoming NBC show Making It, original series Stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman make it very much clear that they are eager to come back. Both actors seem to very much enjoy playing Leslie and Ron on the original version of the show, and if there is a way to make it work again, we have all the confidence in the world that they will find a way to figure it out.
Granted, one of the questions that we do have with a Parks and Recreation revival is simply a matter of whether or not there’s a story that can be told based on the series finale of the original show. That episode gave you a pretty good sense as to what the remainder of many of these characters’ lives will be like. It’s a little bit harder to tell a story within that framework. Could the writers just pretend the series finale never happened? sure, but that is also completely overriding some of their own hard work. We are not sure that is worth it even if some other revivals seem to think it is.
It could be understandable why NBC as a network would be curious in continuing Parks and Recreation at some point down the road. We are in an era now where revivals tend to make a significant amount of money, and in this case we certainly think that it could. While the ratings for Parks and Recreation were not through the roof by any means, they were very consistent throughout the show’s run and it also was the subject of great critical acclaim. NBC is one of the few remaining broadcast networks that really seems to be invested in the idea of critically-acclaimed comedies. They have The Good Place currently on the air and, to go along with that, they also just acquired Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The real connective tissue here is that all of these shows are executive produced by Mike Schur.
For now, let’s just celebrate getting to see Poehler and Offerman together for a new show this summer, even if it is in the unscripted realm.
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