The Workplace reboot sequence ordered, premise revealed

The new offshoot sequence set in The Workplace universe (no matter that entails) is now a go at Peacock, and its premise sounds actually good, really.

Expectations weren’t precisely low, provided that The Workplace creator Greg Daniels and Nathan for You co-creator Michael Koman had been concerned, however trying on the mid high quality of some latest TV revivals shortly put collectively to spice up streaming choices, it is cheap to remain cautious. Now, with the first-ever premise particulars out within the wild and the preliminary pitch shortly transferring ahead, plus a few nice leads, we’re beginning to really feel fairly good about this one.

By way of Deadline, the official press launch from Peacock and Common Tv confirms the sequence will begin capturing as quickly as this July. Extra importantly, a powerful connection to the unique (US) present has been confirmed by way of the plot synopsis: “The documentary crew that immortalized Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton department is seeking a brand new topic once they uncover a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and the writer attempting to revive it with volunteer reporters.”

Centering the brand new sequence on a dying newspaper and struggling journalists that stay passionate in opposition to all odds definitely hits near house when you’re within the media enterprise, and I feel it could be a stroke of genius. Any kind of straight-up redoing The Workplace would mechanically finish in catastrophe even when the precise writing was good, simply because people are far too hooked up to the Dunder Mifflin crew and their wacky tales. Specializing in a wholly totally different business in a brand new setting seems like the best name right here, particularly if the powers that be need to recruit new followers.

The Workplace stays some of the profitable reveals which are consistently licensed out to streamers similar to Netflix, so NBCUniversal trying right into a brand-new iteration of the sequence was solely a matter of time, particularly when Peacock is missing a number of extra hit exclusives. “It’s been greater than ten years for the reason that closing episode of The Workplace aired on NBC, and the acclaimed comedy sequence continues to realize recognition and construct new generations of followers on Peacock,” Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content material, NBCUniversal Leisure mentioned in a press release. Once more, discover how they’re trying to appeal to new followers with this venture. Nostalgia can solely get you to date.

Proper now, solely Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars sequels, Ex Machina) and Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus, Throughout the River and Into the Timber) are formally hooked up to the sequence, however anticipate a number of casting information over the approaching weeks.

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