The possible return of The Office is something that has divided opinion among fans. Some are happy to see their show come back, while others just want it to end as it was.
Jenna Fischer, who played Pam on The Office, was asked about the return of the show and if she would be involved in this new version. According to Uproxx, Fischer said she “would be honored” to be a part of the revival but the show wouldn’t work unless everyone came back.
“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. As long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I would absolutely be up for it. We just have to get Mindy [Kaling] to write some episodes, BJ Novak, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Mike Schur. That show was so great because of the talent involved in the show, behind the scenes, not just on the screen.”
It’s going to be tough to get everyone to come back. Even if they want to come back, people have commitments with other shows that it would be near impossible to get everyone available to work on The Office. Look at the last season of Arrested Development. Not everyone was able to be free at the same time so they had to find a way to make it work. What happened was an entire season that centered each episode around a specific character and jumped around the timeline of the season and many people hated that.
Also, I’m going to make this easy for everyone whether or not they should bring back The Office.
No Steve Carell = no series!
It’s really as simple as that. The show was a train wreck after Carell left and while the final season got a little bit better, there was no replacing Carell as the main character and star of that show. If he’s not a part of this, don’t even bother doing anything else because it’ll be terrible. It’ll probably be terrible even with Carell in it but you can guarantee it will be if he isn’t.