Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Address Potential Reunion Film, Bryan Cranston Also Wants To Be Part Of It

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The idea of a potential reunion film for the beloved series “The Office” was brought up during Bryan Cranston’s appearance on the “Office Ladies” podcast Jan. 31.

Cranston suggested a film adaptation instead of a traditional series reboot. He discussed this idea in an appearance on the “Office Ladies” podcast, hosted by former “The Office” cast members Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

“Let’s say that there’s not a reboot series, but what if there was a movie?” Cranston asked Fischer and Kinsey. “Something to 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?”

Fischer said that she would be open to work on a reboot as long as the original series creator, Greg Daniels, is involved in the project as well.

“I would trust it. You know? As long as Greg is writing it and he’s in charge of it, then I say yes,” the actress replied.

Kinsey also showed enthusiasm for the idea. “I would do it for my kids because I think they would think that’s fun,” Kinsey said.

Cranston directed the “Work Bus” episode in the ninth season of “The Office.” Despite his connection to the series, he opted for a minor, non-speaking role in any potential film adaptation.

“I just want to be an extra in it. I would be some guy. I’d be a crossing guard or something like that. Just something,” Cranston added. (RELATED:’The Office’ Star Says Show Was ‘Fearless’ But She ‘Probably Couldn’t Make’ It Today)

While the concept of a film adaptation might be a great idea, the reboot is currently envisioned as a television series, albeit with a fresh narrative approach. Daniels has expressed his desire to explore new stories within the same universe, rather than revisiting the original characters’ journeys. He suggested a format akin to “The Mandalorian’s” expansion of the Star Wars saga, according to Variety.

“I feel like we ended that story beautifully,” Daniels said, per Variety. “The characters had closure. I would never want to redo that same show with a different cast, because I think we got the luckiest cast, the best cast ever, in TV, to do that show. So the notion of a reboot is not of interest.”