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It looks like director and actor Jon Favreau has made it in good with NBC. Earlier this fall, he sold a project to the peacock network, as well as directed the pilot for NBC’s hit freshman series, Revolution. Now, the man has signed on to direct one of The Office’s last episodes.
TV Line first reported the news, noting the man has not yet determined which episode of the final season of The Office he will helm. This kind of makes it seems as if the deal hasn’t fully been cemented, yet, but TV Line is stating that Favreau just needs to compare his schedule with that of NBC’s long-running comedy and the scheduling details just need to be “ironed out”.
While the terms “Favreau” and “directing” often bring to mind bigger budget endeavors completed by epic fight scenes and cool special effects, the man has directed comedies before, including the theatrical flick Elf. On the small screen, he’s also stepped behind the lens to direct an episode of Judd Apatow’s now-defunct Fox series, Undeclared. Half-hour comedy episodes may not be his greatest expertise, but neither were hour-long dramas previously, and his stint on Revolution turned out quite well. TV Blend will keep you posted when Favreau’s Office stint is in place. Do you think there’s an off chance he will make a cameo, as well?
The Office returns to the schedule on Thursday, January 10 at 9 p.m. ET.