Steve Carell sent “The Office” fans into a frenzy on Wednesday when he tweeted that the show was being rebooted. While the NBC sitcom — which ended in 2013 — is not, in fact, returning to NBC, it seems some former cast members are open to the idea.
Speaking to the International Business Time last week about hosting Spike’s new musical game show “Caraoke Showdown,” Craig Robinson, who played Dunder Miflin’s Darryl Philbin, revealed that he and his former co-stars are occasionally in touch. In fact, he said “The Office” stars Rainn Wilson and Creed Bratton recently hosted an event that brought him, Kate Flannery and Angela Kinsey together.
|NBC may not be working on a “The Office” reboot at the moment but star Craig Robinson, photographed at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City on Nov. 28, 2016, is open to the idea. Photo: Getty Images|
“Creed and Rain just put on a benefit so Angela came through, I was there. Kate was there, who played Meredith, so a few of us got together for that,” Robinson said. “You know, every once in awhile there will be an email chain. So once in awhile we keep in touch. Not that often, but if people are available we come running.”
Prior to the release of Carell’s tweet, Robinson assured IBT that no “The Office” reboot was being planned by NBC or otherwise, but said there was no doubt he’d be interested in appearing in one.
“Anything to do with ‘The Office’ I would revisit,” he said.
Rumors regarding the potential return of “The Office” began circulating after a confusing tweet from Carell. The actor shared a message with his 4.96 million Twitter followers that the show, on which he played severely misguided boss Michael Scott, had been picked up by NBC again. He corrected himself moments later telling followers it was merely a “typo.”
Carell’s revival joke popped up shortly after it was announced that NBC executives had ordered up a 10-episode revival of “Will & Grace.” The original core cast of the show, which went off the air in 2006, as well as creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and director James Burrows will be working on the revival. It’s not clear what the premise of the show will be nor when it will premiere, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating.