Peacock greenlights ‘The Office’ spin-off from Greg Daniels, set around daily newspaper

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Peacock has greenlit a spin-off from NBC comedy The Office, from that series’ showrunner Greg Daniels and Nathan For You co-creator Michael Koman.

Daniels opened a development room for the as-yet-untitled show in January, with the US writer and producer having previously turned UK comedy The Office into a hit NBC mockumentary sitcom.

Produced by Universal Television, the new series will also be a mockumentary, set in the same universe as The Office, with Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) and Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus) attached to lead an ensemble cast when the series begins production in July.

The show will see “the documentary crew that immortalized Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch go in search of a new subject when they discover a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and the publisher trying to revive it with volunteer reporters.”

The series is executive produced by Daniels and Koman along with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman and Banijay Americas.

“It’s been more than ten years since the final episode of The Office aired on NBC, and the acclaimed comedy series continues to gain popularity and build new generations of fans on Peacock,” said Lisa Katz, president of NBCUniversal Entertainment.

“In partnership with Universal Television and led by the creative team of Greg Daniels and Michael Koman, this new series set in the universe of Dunder Mifflin introduces a new cast of characters in a fresh setting ripe for comedic storytelling: a daily newspaper.”

Daniels helmed The Office, which ran for nine seasons between 2005 and 2013 and is now considered one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

It was based on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s 2001-2003 British show of the same name, which has also been remade in countries including Canada, India, France and Germany, with an Australia version coming to Amazon streamer Prime Video later this year.

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