‘The Office’ Reunion: These 2 Stars Will Give Fans an Inside Look
Fans of The Office are in for a treat next month. Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey have a new Office-related, project up their sleeves. While it may not be the long-anticipated reboot, it will allow fans to revisit their favorite characters.
We’re all excited to get back into The Office‘s world, so here are the details on Fischer and Kiney’s new project.
‘The Office’ gets a podcast
The show will be called Office Ladies, and each episode will feature an original episode of The Office. The co-stars and real-life best friends will watch the show together and then break down and discuss each episode while sharing behind-the-scenes stories and answering questions from fans.
In a statement about the new project, Fischer said, “So many memories are flooding in as we go back and watch the episodes- some of which I haven’t seen since they aired.”
She expressed her excitement about the new project and the perfect timing of it. The Office is closing in on its 15 year anniversary, so there’s no better time to be doing a project like this.
Along with their inside comments on each The Office episode, you can expect the best friends to also share stories about their lives and friendship, their Target runs, and everything in-between. It should be an interesting podcast and a must-listen for every true Office fan.
Kinsey added her thoughts. “The Office was such an amazing chapter of our lives and it means so much that we get to share some of our memories of filming it with our audiences… Snuggle up next to me and Jenna on the sofa and let’s rewatch The Office together!”
What about ‘The Office’ reboot?
Ever since the show went off the air in 2013, fans have been eager for a reboot. In 2017, we thought it would finally happen. Reports surfaced that NBC was eyeing a reboot and the headlines went crazy discussing possible scenarios.
Sources at that time predicted the reboot would happen in 2019. But here we are, and unfortunately, we still don’t have a reboot.
Paul Lieberstein, who played the HR representative, Toby Flenderson, and also wrote and produced The Office, had his own ideas about a reboot. In 2018, he told The Daily Beast, “I think a one-off special would be the way to go. Some event that brings everyone back together.”
So a movie instead of bringing the cast back for another try at television. Several other cult favorites have taken this route, including Sex and the City. It just might work. There are certainly enough fans to support a movie.
Steve Carell doesn’t think a reboot is the best idea
Both fans and many of The Office cast members want a reboot. In fact, several of the stars, including Fischer, accosted Steve Carell during his Saturday Night Live monologue in 2018 to ask for a reboot.
“Why are you getting hung up on the details?” Fischer asked Carell. “Just do the damn thing!”
Carell didn’t seem excited about the idea, insisting that it “wasn’t the best idea,” and that “we should leave it alone.”
To the dismay of many fans, returning to The Office has never been an idea that Carell is excited about. He insists that The Office was a product of its time and that the comedy wouldn’t work today. And on that note, he may be right. Much of The Office‘s jokes fly in the face of political correctness, and while that may have worked in the early 2000s, today, it may cause an outrage.
As Carell told Time, he prefers to keep The Office as is, because it’s so special to him, he doesn’t want to ruin it. “I think it existed in that time and with those people and it felt right. There was something so special about it, and I guess it’s an odd way to put it, but I love it too much to ever want to do it again. It’s too special to me in my heart to ever want to do it again.”
What Carell said makes sense, but we still miss The Office and wish that we could revisit the characters and relive the experience of watching the show for the first time.
For now, we’ll have to settle for the Office Ladies podcast, which sounds like it’s going to be a blast. The show premieres October 16 and will be available on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast networks.