The Office Closes
For those of you on this side of the Atlantic that still care about the American version of The Office, the producers have finally decided to stop flogging a dead horse. The programme will end after Series Nine. At last!
Even Steve Carell had had enough after Series Seven. The replacement ‘boss’, played by James Spader, couldn’t hack it for more than one series and regular Mindy Kaling bowed out to launch her own show. That left the rest of the cast kind of hanging on reluctantly. Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight, was clearly just biding his time on the show until he got his own spin-off. The patience has served him well, as there is indeed a spin-off in the works called The Farm. Should the idea get a series commission (don’t do it!) then we could see Dwight inheriting and running a farm. *Sigh*
The Office’s writer and producer, Greg Daniels, has promised that the show will wrap up a few storylines in its last series. He promises the identity of the Scranton Strangler will be revealed. Pam and Jim will have a big storyline in the series – sounds ominous but let’s hope it involves them walking into the sunset together. But the biggie is that the cameras will be turned and we will finally see the crew that has been following Dunder Mifflin for nine years and find out the purpose of the documentary. Didn’t expect that one! Ricky Gervais has tweeted that he is proud of the show but it’s time to end…then suggestively posted a picture of David Brent, saying: “Might bring this guy back”. Do it, Ricky!