The Office US spin-off gets exciting update

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The Office US spinoff gets exciting updateNBC Universal

The Office US spin-off series has officially been confirmed.

The currently untitled mockumentary, which will be set in the same universe as the hit sitcom, has been granted a series order over at Peacock (via Deadline), and production will begin in July.

The Office US co-creator Greg Daniels has teamed up with Michael Koman to create the series, which is set to star Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars) in a lead role alongside Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus).

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Daniels and Koman will also serve as executive producers along with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman and Banijay Americas.

Peacock’s synopsis is as follows: "The documentary crew that immortalised Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is in search of a new subject when they discover a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and the publisher trying to revive it with volunteer reporters."

"It’s been more than 10 years since the final episode of The Office aired on NBC, and the acclaimed comedy series continues to gain popularity and build new generations of fans on Peacock," Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Entertainment, said in a statement.

"In partnership with Universal Television and led by the creative team of Greg Daniels and Michael Koman, this new series set in the universe of Dunder Mifflin introduces a new cast of characters in a fresh setting ripe for comedic storytelling: a daily newspaper."

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Last year, Daniels stated that if he did ever revisit The Office, it would be for a spin-off rather than a reboot.

"I would never want to redo that same show with a different cast, because I think we got the luckiest cast, the best cast ever to do that show. So the notion of a reboot is not of interest," he said.

"The notion of maybe something like the way The Mandalorian is a new show in the Star Wars universe, you know what I mean? Something like the notion of this documentary crew doing a documentary about a different subject. That, I think, could be intriguing and creative."

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