Here’s why John Krasinski hasn’t confirmed his return for ‘The Office’ reboot
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Fans of The Office have had their hopes up for this possible 2018 reboot, and it looks like another original cast member wants an "in" on the series revival.
John Krasinski, aka Jim Halpert, says he'd "love to get the gang back together"... But there's one thing holding him back.
He caught up with Ellen DeGeneres to talk more about the revivial and if he would have any interest in playing Jim once again. Thank goodness he is interested. But he hasn't heard from NBC with that casting info.
"I did hear that—on the internet. Guess who didn’t get a call? Me. What does that say? NBC is like, 'You know who we didn’t like? Jim,'" Krasinski says.
And DeGeneres says what we all were thinking—there's no way they'd do an Office revival without Jim, right? "Well, it looks like they are. I haven't gotten a call yet."
Hey, NBC: Give this man a call!
Jenna Fischer, aka Pam Beesly, is "absolutely up" for a return to the series, too. But, she explains, she would want to return because of the "talent involved behind the scenes," not just from the comedic characters we know and love. If Greg Daniels is the person in charge, then she'd be "absolutely up for it."
"I think the idea of an Office revival is a great idea. I would be honored to come back in any way that I am able to," Fischer says.
"I loved playing that character and as long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I would absolutely be up for it. We just have to get Mindy [Kaling], B.J. Novak, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Mike Schur to write some episodes. That show was so great because of the talent involved behind the scenes, not just on the screen."
Pam and Jim back together again? It'd be a dream!
As previously reported, NBC is ready for the comedy to come back—maybe even for the 2018-2019 season. The new season would be set at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, Pennsylvania and feature a mix of old and new characters. (Except Michael Scott... Yep, we're sad about that, too.)
Supporting characters Angela Kinsey and Creed Bratton have already expressed their interest in the revival, and we're just too curious to see who else will join the cast.
We'll keep our eyes peeled for updates. And rewatch The Office (for the millionth time) in the meantime