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Peacock is turning The Office into a franchise with a new spinoff series


Newer shows like Abbott Elementary have proven that there’s still interest in mockumentary-style TV more than a decade after The Office came to an end, and NBC has plans to capitalize on the moment with a new series set in the same — apologies — universe Dunder Mifflin exists in.

Greg Daniels was responsible for adapting The Office for NBC, and the network announced today that he and Michael Koman are creating a new, untitled spinoff series for Peacock that will focus on “a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and the publisher trying to revive it with volunteer reporters.” In a statement about the news, head of NBCUniversal Entertainment Lisa Katz noted how The Office has continued to draw viewers to Peacock more than a decade since the…

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