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A new take on The Office is inching close to becoming a reality.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that creator Greg Daniels is assembling a writers room in his continued efforts to revive the former NBC comedy with a new take.

Universal Television, which produced the original show, is the studio and declined comment. A network or platform is not currently attached as there is little more than a desire to revisit the former Steve Carrell starrer.

The studio has been keen for years to bring back one of television’s most iconic and successful comedies. NBC tried a few years ago to mount a new take with a new cast, but it did not move beyond the development stage.

Daniels has expressed before that he has no interest in doing a reboot with the original cast or characters. This new take on the series would potentially exist in the same world but wouldn’t be a replica of the original version.

The Dunder Mifflin-set comedy originally aired on NBC from 2005-2013, but it found a second life on Netflix, where it routinely was among the streaming platform’s most popular programs in the U.S. (In fact, the recent Netflix data dump showed that the show is still among Netflix’s most popular shows, outside of the U.S.)

The success on Netflix led NBCUniversal to pay some $500 million to pull the series from Netflix and make it exclusive to Peacock, tied to the streaming platform’s launch. NBCU hoped that the series could become a tentpole of the service, though Peacock’s relative lack of scale has kept it from achieving the heights the show saw at Netflix.

The series played a part in launching the careers of Hollywood stars like Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, B.J. Novak and more.

The Office is not the only Greg Daniels classic that the creator is hoping to reboot.

Daniels, who also is behind Amazon’s Upload, is also re-teaming with Mike Judge for a new King of the Hill for Hulu. Together, the duo also have a wildly successful animation company with multiple series across a slew of streamers.

Alex Weprin and Christy Piña contributed to this report.



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