Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston would like to see a sequel to The Office rather than a reboot of the increasingly discussed series, and even some cast members would be on board.
talking on Office ladies The podcast — a show in which Pam Beesly actress Jenna Fischer and Angela Martin actress Angela Kinsey rewatch and discuss episodes of the beloved sitcom — Cranston floated the idea of a movie that would catch up with the stars a decade after the show ended.
Although coming from Cranston seems somewhat unusual, he actually directed the Season 9 episode Work Bus. “Let's say there's no reboot series, but what if there is a movie?” Cranston asked. “Something where we can see where these people are, these people in the entire cast that piques our curiosity. At the end we wondered: Where did they go? What happened to them?”
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Fisher said she would be on board if co-creator Greg Daniels was on board as well. “I'll trust him,” Fisher said. “As long as Greg writes it and he's in charge of it, I say yes.” Kinsey was also up for it: “I'll do it for my kids because I think they'll think it's fun.”
Cranston's proposal will likely attract the attention of other The Office stars as well, as Daryl Philbin's actor Craig Robinson has already said he wants to reprise the role for the reboot.
Daniels has also expressed greater interest in a spin-off over a reboot, saying in November 2023 that “the idea of a reboot is of no interest” because he would rather make a show what The Mandalorian is to Star Wars.
There's an irony in this of course, as The Office US is a reboot and adaptation in its own right, based on the UK show of the same name. The core characters and stories in the early seasons were largely based on the original show – David Brent became Michael Scott, Tim Canterbury became Jim Halpert, Gareth Keenan became Dwight Schrute, etc. – but the American series became more successful and eventually expanded into 2012. episodes compared to the original 14 episodes.
The Office will also be getting a female-led remake in Australia, with Prime Video creating the show starring comedienne Felicity Ward, who will play packaging company manager Flinley Craddick.
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