'The Office' follow-up gets series order at Peacock

Domhnall Gleeson will star in a new series set in "The Office" universe. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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May 8 (UPI) -- The Office follow-up series has officially been picked up at Peacock.

The streaming service announced in a press release Wednesday that it is developing a new comedy from Greg Daniels and Michael Koman that is set in the same universe as the NBC series The Office.


The Office, a sitcom based on the BBC series of the same name, had a nine-season run on NBC from 2005 to 2013 and starred Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer.

The new, untitled series from Daniels, who adapted NBC's The Office, and Koman, the co-creator of Nathan for You, is a mockumentary starring Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter) and Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus).

"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," an official synopsis reads.

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 10 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," NBCUniversal Entertainment president Lisa Katz said. "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."

The show will begin production in July.

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