What Nick Offerman Thinks About A Parks And Recreation Revival

Ron Swanson with his olden revolver

It's no secret that TV remakes are everywhere. With the trend of nostalgia proving both profitable and popular, it seems like just about any property could return for new episodes. For the world of TV this manifested in revivals of Will & Grace and Roseanne, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. As such, fans have been wondering if beloved comedies like The Office or Parks and Recreation might also return after a few years off the air. The latter starred Nick Offerman as the delightful curmudgeon Ron Swanson, and the actor was recently asked if he'd be down to reprise his role. The answer is yes, given that Amy Poehler and MIke Schur were involved.

They're bringing every show back now, maybe they'll want to bring our show back. If that were ever to occur, it would be thanks to brains much larger than mine. Brains that I trust with my life. And so, if Mike Schur and Amy Poehler want to bring the show back and they think it's a good idea, I will certainly sign on. I will eat more meat at their behest.

It looks like Nick Offerman is more than happy to return to Parks & Rec, if a revival ends up being produced. That said, his comments to The Daily Beast indicate he's not exactly chomping at the bit to join the already massive ranks of recent TV reboots.

With so many revivals and reboots currently on TV or in development, it might not be the best time for a show like Parks and Recreation to return. There are tons of these reunions happening, so it's going to be easy for revivals to stat fading into the background. Additionally, it's entirely possible that TV will become too saturated with these types of shows in the next few years-- only time will tell.

Although it doesn't seem like Parks and Recreation is anywhere near close to returning to the small screen, the show has remained a mainstay of pop culture, despite its finale airing back in February of 2015. The series hasn't stopped playing on syndication, and is one of the most binge-watchable shows on Netflix. There's certainly an audience who would happily return to the raccoon-infested town of Pawnee, Indiana. The question is whether or not the higher powers have any interest in bringing the show back so soon.

Narratively, Parks and Rec would likely have to retcon the flash forwards out of existence, in order for the story to continue. And with cast members like Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza only getting more famous, attempting to balance the cast's schedules sounds like a nightmare.

You can watch Parks and Recreation in its entirety over on Netflix. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch. And our superhero premiere list and Amazon premiere list to ensure you don't miss a single episode.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.