When scholars look back on the golden age of NBC comedy, they will undoubtedly carve out an entire chapter in their books for The Office. The offbeat workplace comedy ran for nine seasons, and ended ceremoniously with a heart-wrenching finale in 2013. Even after such a long run, there are still plenty of fans aching to see more of these delightful characters, and it seems that even John Krasinski is on-board for a potential reunion. He explained during a recent Today appearance:
Boy, I have no idea. I'm looking forward to seeing it as much as anybody. Someone was asking if we'd do a Christmas special or movie or something and I said yes, I would love to do that just to see where they are. So hopefully someone comes up with a really good story and we all get to get the band back together.
John Krasinski addressed the possibility of an Office reunion in his interview with Today, and voiced his own personal support. Although his answer was somewhat light on specific details, he made it abundantly clear that he's on-board. Whether this reunion takes the form of a televised Christmas special, or a limited series, or a full-blown movie remains to be seen, but if someone comes up with a proper story that logically reunites these characters in a meaningful way, Krasinksi will be there to once again smirk at the camera and put Dwight's stapler in something. Obviously nothing is guaranteed at this point, but knowing that Jim Halpert is interested in the possibility goes a long way towards instilling confidence in this potential project.
It wouldn't be terribly difficult for a reunion of The Office to take place. Although the series finale very clearly closed the door on the events of the series, it certainly left a window open for these individuals to possibly come together again at some point. Many of the characters we have come to know and love over the years went their separate ways during the finale (Andy went to work at Cornell University, Stanley retired, Jim and Pam moved to Austin, Texas, etc.) but the return of Michael Scott during the finale to take on best man duties at Dwight Schrute's wedding proved that The Office characters definitely will stayed in each other's lives. A reunion could simply pick up a few years after the premiere of the "documentary" based on their lives. If the original could do it, the U.S. version can, too.
Whether or not a reunion of The Office characters will ever actually take place remains to be seen, but I think we can all agree that it's a phenomenal idea that fans would relish. We will bring you more information concerning the future of this potential event as more details become available to us. Stay tuned for more details! For now, make sure to check out our comprehensive midseason premiere guide for more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated spring television debuts.