NBC is in early talks to revive "The Office," sources say Variety .
Star of the series Steve Carell would not be involved in this new installment, which would continue the misadventures of office partners at the Dunder-Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
A spokesperson for NBC declined to comment. TVLine reported for the first time news of a possible revival.
Executive produced by Greg Daniels, the original NBC series "The Office", based on the British series of the same name, aired from 2005 to 2013. It starred Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson, Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak, among others. He received a total of 42 Emmy nominations during his execution, earning five.
Speaking on the podcast Variety "Remote Controlled" in November, Fischer had expressed doubts that a new installment of the program was ever going to take place.
"I do not think it ever happens," he said. "I would do it if there was some circumstance where everyone was back together, and they could be together again in an incredible way, I would say yes, but I'm not sure it's realistic, the characters had bows, they had growth. Jim and Pam left Dunder-Mifflin, Michael left Dunder-Mifflin, and it would be hard to manufacture why all the people went back to work together, and I'm not sure the program works if we're all in different places … Immediately I start to think, how did Jim and Pam come back from Austin? And Michael is living with Holly now, it would almost have to be a scenario where they are "the lost tapes of" The Office "," where he somehow recoils in time and there are all these lost stories where we seem strangely 5 years older. "
But NBC is right to be in the business of reactivation after successfully re-launching "Will & Grace" this fall. The new season of that program was one of the best rated shows of the season to date and was renewed for another season before the first one even aired.