Steve Carell thinks a reboot of The Office could never work today.
But not because the show was already perfection and you don’t mess with perfection. It’s the climate of today that would probably shut it down.
Speaking to Esquire, Carell says the hit show is more popular than ever thanks to its availability on Netflix, opening it up to audiences who may have missed it when it was on TV. But as to the idea bringing it back, that probably couldn’t happen according to the star, who believes, “it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate’s different.”
Carell feels the appeal of his character is how “wrong-minded” the behavior is and people today might take that “too literally”, which “doesn’t really work.”