NBC is considering rebooting The Workplace for Peacock, its new streaming service.
Whereas discussing Peacock with Deadline, Bonnie Hammer, NBC Common’s chairman of Direct-to-Client and Digital Enterprises, stated that one other version of The Workplace is an actual risk. “It’s my hope and purpose that we do an Workplace reboot,” Hammer stated. “We’re having conversations.”
Hammer hinted new Workplace collection wouldn’t arrive on Peacock till 2021 on the earliest, which is when NBCUniversal will get the rights to stream the American sitcom from Netflix, its present digital dwelling. The power to stream The Workplace, which is certainly one of Netflix’s hottest exhibits, is being positioned amongst Peacock’s largest promoting factors.
Hammer didn’t provide any clues as as to whether a brand new Workplace collection could be a revival of the unique collection that includes a few of the identical solid members, a sequel, or a ground-up reboot. At this early stage, NBCU in all probability doesn’t know for positive itself.
Nonetheless, if a brand new tackle The Workplace involves Peacock, it received’t be alone. NBCU has already introduced that new variations of Battlestar Galactica, Saved by the Bell, and Punky Brewster are coming to the streaming service. Hammer stated that extra are probably on their manner.
“All of our selections, particularly to start with, we’re doing them strategically in order that they join again to our legacy,” Hammer instructed Deadline. “If one thing is popping [on Peacock], and it’s ours, you higher consider that we’re going to be it as a brand new unique.”
Along with The Workplace, Peacock’s library will embody traditional tv exhibits like 30 Rock, Cheers, Everyone Loves Raymond, Frasier, Saturday Evening Stay, and Married … With Youngsters, in addition to unique collection like Alec Baldwin’s Dr. Loss of life and an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Courageous New World led by Demi Moore. Peacock will launch in April 2020.
The Workplace, itself a reboot of the BBC comedy of the identical identify, starred Steve Carrell as a clumsy supervisor on the Dunder Mifflin Paper Firm, and helped launch the careers of Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, and lots of others. The Workplace ran for 9 seasons, and received many awards, together with a Primetime Emmy for Excellent Comedy Collection in 2006.