'The US Office' enjoyed a great run. However, the hit show came at a time when fans of the Ricky Gervais original thought that it was a terrible idea - and in theory it was. We all saw what happened to the Stateside 'Skins' adaptation (which only got one season), and don't even talk to us about the planned shot-by-shot American copy version of 'The IT Crowd' (which saw Richard Ayoade reprise his role as Moss).
After a shaky first season, 'The US Office,' eventually hit its own stride soon enough, and went on to become a favourite among viewers. Running from 2005, until its ninth and final season in 2013, the series provided some quality gags from series creators Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Greg Daniels.
Daniels it turns out, has reunited with some of 'The US Office' cast members recently for brunch, including Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and Ed Helms.
As mighty as it is to see Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) and Stanley (Leslie David Baker) and the rest all back together again, you can't help but feel like there are quite a number of people missing.
Steve Carell was in London this weekend, appearing on 'The Graham Norton Show,' so that rules him out of making an appearance. However, there's still John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, and Craig Robinson missing - although they might all be tied up filming something, who knows.
Needless to say, fans have seen the picture and made them even more thirsty for a reunion episode of 'The US Office'. Following Carell's appearance on 'SNL' a few weeks ago, which also featured a few cast-mates turning up to heckle him, fans are urging the actors to get back together. They also noticed how well Stanley looks these days, and made comment on the REAL reason Carell didn't show up.
Cmon guys, you’re getting together to discuss a new series. Please let it happen. Please?
— Ben (@beedubs82) December 3, 2018
Stop torturing us already !!!! Sheeeesh ! #officecomebacktous
— Meech Real? (@MeechReal) December 3, 2018
Do these people realize how much they mean to us?!? LIKE DO THEY GET IT?!?!?!? https://t.co/s53ZAdkoNV
— Brianna Vollman (@brivollman) December 3, 2018
Must be pretzel day pic.twitter.com/3hnQfU4t40
— Taylor Griffin (@griffdunk) December 3, 2018
Florida's treating Stanley VERY well
— Victoria ? (@detbensonn) December 3, 2018
I think he's not there because you invited Toby.
— Rajath Pai (@PaiRajath) December 3, 2018
Carell recently said in an interview with Esquire magazine how a revival of 'The US Office' wouldn't work in today's sensitive world. He said "There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work."
We're still living in hope, Steve.