Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston wants to see a film sequel to The Office made instead of the increasingly discussed series reboot, and even some cast members would be on board.
Speaking on the Office Ladies podcast — a show in which Pam Beesly actress Jenna Fischer and Angela Martin actress Angela Kinsey rewatch and discuss episodes of the beloved sitcom — Cranston pitched the idea of a movie that catches up with the stars a decade after the show ended.
Though seemingly a tad unusual coming from Cranston, he actually directed the Season 9 episode Work Bus. “Let’s say that there’s not a reboot series, but what if there was a movie?” Cranston asked. “Something where we can see where these people are, these people in the entire cast that we’re curious about. We wondered at the end: Where did they go? What did become of them?”
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Fisher said she’d be on board if co-creator Greg Daniels was also on board. “I would trust it,” Fischer said. “As long as Greg is writing it and he’s in charge of it, then I say yes.” Kinsey was also up for it: “I would do it for my kids because I think they would think that’s fun.”
Cranston’s proposal would likely catch the attention of other The Office stars too, as Darryl Philbin actor Craig Robinson has already said he wants to reprise the role for a reboot.
Daniels has also expressed more interest in a spin-off over a reboot, saying in November 2023 “the notion of a reboot is not of interest” because he’d rather make a show like what The Mandalorian is to Star Wars.
There is irony to this, of course, as The Office U.S. is a reboot and adaptation in itself, based on the UK show of the same name. The base characters and storylines in early seasons were largely based on the original show — David Brent became Michael Scott, Tim Canterbury became Jim Halpert, Gareth Keenan became Dwight Schrute, and so on — but the U.S. series became much more successful and eventually spanned 201 episodes compared to the original’s 14.
The Office is also getting a female-led remake in Australia, with Prime Video creating the show starring standup comedian Felicity Ward, who will play the manager of packaging company Flinley Craddick.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.