“The Office” Spin-Off About Dying Newspaper Ordered at Peacock

Steve Carell in
Steve Carell in "The Office"

Peacock has been plotting a potential The Office spin-off for quite some time, and they’ve officially given it a green light. Greg Daniels and Michael Koman co-created a new spin-off series set at a dying daily newspaper in the Midwest.

Daniels, who originally co-created The Office for NBC, worked with a team of writers to develop new ideas this summer and eventually joined forces with Koman to create this series. Here’s what we can expect from this spin-off, according to Peacock’s official synopsis:

“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) boarded this project before Peacock officially placed a series order. Production will start in 2024, and the ensemble cast will most likely be announced in the meantime.

The Office originally aired on NBC between 2005 and 2013 and went on to become a cult classic in the era of streaming. Steve Carell led its ensemble cast as Michael Scott, the unconventional regional manager of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.