Before we all get too excited about those rumors of a reboot of The Office that have been swirling for a few months, we may want to pay attention to what the show’s stars are saying about it. Yes, most of them are on board to return for a revival. Yes, NBC has said it’s interested if the series creator, Greg Daniels, is. By all accounts, it seems like a reboot should have the green light already. But not so fast.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week, John Krasinski, who played Jim Halpert during The Office‘s run, dropped some bad news. When asked by Ellen DeGeneres whether he was aware of the reboot rumors, he replied, “I did hear that. On the internet,” adding, “Guess who didn’t get a call? Me. What does that say? NBC’s like, ‘You know who we didn’t like? Jim.'”
Obviously, the show couldn’t happen without Jim (can you imagine the outcry from fans if he didn’t return?), so if he hasn’t gotten the call, the reboot can’t be that close to finalized in terms of casting or story. Still, Krasinski is on board if he ever does get a call from NBC. “Oh, my God. Are you kidding? I’d love to get that gang back together,” he told DeGeneres.
“I like to imagine that she’s working in some sort of artistic field, continuing on her streak of doing murals and being commissioned as an artist. I just love the idea that she’s still expressing that artistic side of her,” Fischer said of her character, Pam Halpert (née Beesly). “And just enjoying watching her kids grow up with Jim. I hope they’re really happy, you know? Wherever they wound up. I can’t know. It’s hard to think. We all want to know, right? Exactly. Well, maybe Greg Daniels will tell us.”
Fischer echoed Krasinski in saying no one from NBC has reached out to her about a revival, but she’s as excited about the prospect as he is.
“I think the idea of an Office revival is — I think it’s a great idea. I would be honored to come back in any way that I’m able to. I loved playing that character, and as long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I would absolutely be up for it,” she said.