Domhnall Gleeson Asks Steve Carell About 'The Office': Carell Praises Him

Peacock revives 'The Office' universe with fresh faces

by Zain ul Abedin
Domhnall Gleeson Asks Steve Carell About 'The Office': Carell Praises Him
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Before landing a role in the new spinoff of "The Office," Domhnall Gleeson sought advice from none other than Steve Carell, the iconic actor behind the beloved character Michael Scott. During a recent appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Carell shared that Gleeson, his co-star from "The Patient," reached out with inquiries about the series.

Carell revealed, "Domhnall, who's set to be one of the leads in the spinoff, called me up to ask if he should take the role and whether I enjoyed my time on the original show." He praised Gleeson's acting chops, adding, "He’s an excellent actor; he’s great." The conversation took a humorous turn when Fallon asked if Carell was aware of the spinoff's development.

In a playful response, Carell teased, "Yeah, and not sure if you knew this - all the original cast, including me, will be back!" which led Fallon to jokingly caution him, "Don’t get people too excited."

Peacock's Office Revival

"The Office," originally a British sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, was adapted for American television with Carell at the helm as Michael Scott.

He led the cast for the first seven seasons, making a memorable return in the series finale of Season 9 to reunite with his former co-stars. In a new development, Peacock has greenlit a series set within "The Office" universe, crafted by Greg Daniels and Michael Koman.

Alongside Gleeson, the show will feature Sabrina Impacciatore, known for her role in "The White Lotus Season 2." The production is scheduled to start in July. The upcoming series promises a fresh twist: the documentary crew that once chronicled the daily grind at Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch will now turn its cameras towards a historic Midwestern newspaper struggling to stay afloat.

With a cast of volunteer reporters, the show aims to capture the challenges of reviving a fading journalistic institution, blending classic "Office" humor with new storytelling angles.