A reboot of The Office could be headed to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service.
“It is my hope and goal that we do an Office reboot,” NBCU’s Bonnie Hammer, chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, told Deadline.
NBCUniversal announced details about the service earlier this week. Named Peacock, the streaming service will be the official, exclusive home of popular NBC comedies Parks and Recreation and The Office. Reboots and sequels to Battlestar Galactica, Saved by the Bell, and Punky Brewster are also coming to Peacock.
The Office has long lived on Netflix, but earlier this year NBCUniversal bought the rights for the popular sitcom for over $500 million. While The Office’s popularity definitely makes it a top candidate for reboot treatment, any series owned by NBC and streaming on Peacock is fair game for a revamp, be it through reboot or sequel series.
“We will be looking at all of them down the road and see what makes the most sense,” Hammer said. “When we see what the usage is on the service, if something is popping, and it’s ours, you better believe that we are going to be looking at it as a new original.”
There are no further details on the potential Office reboot or news on whether any of the original cast will be involved.