Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Peacock Picks Up Untitled Comedy Set in 'The Office' Universe

Peacock has today given a series order to an untitled original comedy series created by Greg Daniels (The Office) and Michael Koman (Nathan for You). The new series will be set in the same universe as NBC's The Office, which remains one of the most streamed series on the platform.

In the new series, the documentary crew that immortalized Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch is in search of a new subject when they discover a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and the publisher trying to revive it with volunteer reporters.

Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient) and Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus) will lead an ensemble cast. Production on the comedy will commence in July.

Daniels and Koman will executive produce with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein and Ben Silverman. Universal Television and Banijay Americas will produce.

"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, 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."