December 2, 2023

It’s lastly occurring: the writers (WGA) and the producers (AMPTP) are tentatively in settlement about ending the months-long strike. All that’s wanted is a vote from the guild board and members after the WGA introduced on Sunday that they’ve reached a tentative cope with studios and streaming firms. As soon as that occurs, writers can return to doing what they do finest and hopefully get the compensation they deserve.

New exhibits and flicks will reenter manufacturing as soon as the WGA inks the deal. On prime of that, we could also be in retailer for just a few huge surprises — together with a reboot of The Workplace, which I didn’t essentially see coming. I’m tentatively excited concerning the prospect of discovering a brand new The Workplace present to take pleasure in, although issues are apparently nonetheless within the very early phases.

I’ve in all probability gone by way of no less than three rewatches of the US model of The Workplace, and I’ll by no means flip down an episode. I’ll watch hilarious gags and bloopers from The Workplace on social media, too, each time they make it into my feed as I’m doom-scrolling.

In fact it’s true that the motion from the ultimate two seasons with out Michael Scott weren’t as nice. Not that The Workplace reboot has to carry again Steve Carell or any of the previous gang to be a terrific collection.

In spite of everything, The Workplace was a reboot itself. It was the US model of the wonderful British present of the identical title. And it had nothing to do with the characters of the UK model, although Ricky Gervais did have a enjoyable cameo. He’s, after all, a co-creator of the US present.

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert in The Workplace. Picture supply: NBC

As for the brand new model, there’s little details about it at this level. Puck Information casually names The Workplace reboot in a paragraph teasing the way forward for Hollywood after the WGA strike:

We’re additionally about to see a firehose of bulletins of tasks and castings which have been held again for worry of dangerous optics or violating guild guidelines. Greg Daniels is about to do a reboot of The Workplace, as an illustration. Disney’s Dana Walden will lastly be capable to announce the return of her BFF Ryan Murphy from Netflix. A ton of high-profile film scripts will are available in. The trade will chug again to regular.

That’s what she mentioned?

The closest factor we’ve as affirmation {that a} reboot is on individuals’s minds is a remark from showrunner Greg Daniels. The Unbiased reminds us he instructed Collider in 2022 that he envisions a special set of characters for an eventual reboot:

“I can’t inform whether or not followers would need extra of it, and after I say extra of it, I don’t suppose it might be the identical characters,” he mentioned. “I feel it might simply be kind of like an extension of the universe, you understand what I imply, like the best way [The] Mandalorian is like an extension of Star Wars. However I don’t know if that will be one thing individuals would need or not, it’s exhausting to inform.”

A deleted scene from The Workplace season 2. Picture supply: NBC

Contemplating The Workplace continues to be a large present on streaming companies a decade after the ultimate season aired, it’s very possible the execs concerned in making the present have been pondering a reboot. It’s in all probability solely a matter of time till it will get made. And it’s one technique to justify one other spherical of value hikes throughout streaming subscriptions.

However with all of the exhibits that could be lined up for manufacturing, it could be just a few years earlier than this reboot will get made. Let’s additionally do not forget that the actors’ strike continues, and it’s powerful to begin making exhibits once more with none actors.