Revival of NBC’s ‘The Office’ to premiere in 2018, reports say

December 19, 2017 GMT

Revival of NBC’s ‘The Office’ to premiere in 2018, reports say

CLEVELAND, Ohio - One of NBC’s most iconic sitcoms is coming back in late 2018. That’s when a revival of “The Office” will premiere, various media outlets reported Tuesday.

However, few details on the second coming of the monumental comedy were available Tuesday.

The series follows a group of office workers toiling away for a failing paper company -- and later a printer company -- in Scranton, Pa., and found humor in the day-to-day drudgery of office life. It quickly became one of the most popular shows on television thanks to its frank -- if somewhat exaggerated -- portrayal of 9-to-5ers.


The NBC show is based on a British series of the same name. The American version premiered in 2005.

The series began as a mockery of reality shows, incorporating confessionals and other reality TV tropes. “The Office” largely popularized the faux reality TV genre that now includes other successful sitcoms like “Modern Family.”

Steve Carell starred as Michael Scott, the inept and socially clueless manager of Dunder Mifflin, the company at the heart of the series in early seasons. John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer played Jim and Pam, co-workers whose budding romance formed the emotional crux of the series. And Rainn Wilson played Dwight, a salesman with an unhealthy obsession with corporate hierarchy.

Reports say the series will feature a combination of old faces and new ones but it is unclear who will be coming back.

Although reports said Tuesday that Carell will not be reprising his role as Michael Scott.