Jenna Fischer doesn’t know much more than you do about that coming revival of NBC’s “The Office.”
Below is how she answered a question about the classic sitcom Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Reporter: With you working on [ABC’s “Splitting Up Together”] and you wanting to step away a bit from the Pam character — does that mean you won’t have a part on ‘The Office’ revival?
“I don’t know anything about ‘The Office’ revival,” Fischer began. “I know as much as everyone else. But no.”
“I think that’s for networks to figure out if I were to be asked,” she continued. “But I haven’t been approached about it.”
Fischer concluded, “But I love Pam, oh my God!”
“I think the idea of an ‘Office’ revival is a great idea, I would be honored to come back in any way I’m able to,” Fisher added a few minutes later. “I loved playing the character and as long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I’m absolutely [in]… we’d just have to get Mindy [Kaling] to write some episodes, B.J. Novak… that show was so great because of the talent involved in the show, behind the scenes, not just [on screen].”
The world’s best boss, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) will not return for the series, but the revival would still take place at the Scranton, Pennsylvania, office of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. According to TVLine, which first reported the news, a search for a new boss is underway. The series would premiere some time in 2018, per TVLine’s report.
Rumors of “The Office” getting a revival have been circulating since the summer, but NBC previously said those rumors were false, though network president Bob Greenblatt told Deadline that if “The Office” creator Greg Daniels wanted to do a revival, he would be game.
“The Office” ran for nine seasons and also starred Carell, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson, among others, and was based off the British comedy from Ricky Gervais.
Ashley Boucher contributed to this report.