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'The Office' Producers Are Working On A Remote Workplace Comedy

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By Brian Morales

Who could forget the incredible effect that 'The Office' has had through the years. Even now, people are still tuning in to catch a little bit of nostalgia in the mundane office of the Dunder Mifflin paper company.

If you are craving more of this day-to-day office vibe, you might be in luck. 'The Office' Producers Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein are working on a brand new "remote workplace comedy". It will be directly inspired by the events that are happening right now.

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The Origin Of The Idea

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The show will supposedly center around a "wunderkind boss" that tries to keep his staff connected, and productive by asking them to interacting with each other (virtually of course) and basically work 'face-to-face' all day.

In an interview with Deadline the producers opened up about the idea:

"So many of us are jumping on daily Zoom meetings — for work and beyond...We are in a new normal and are personally navigating ways to remain connected and productive at work and in our home lives." said Silverman.

Hopeful For The Series During These Times

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Silverman has high hopes for the show, and believes it will bring some comfort in these uncomfortable times: "With the brilliant Paul Lieberstein at the helm, we think we have a series that not only brings humor and comfort during this troubling time but will also be an inventive and enduring workplace comedy for years to come."

It is going to be interesting to see how the duo will incorporate comedy, and awkward situations all through a computer, or phone screen.

Comedy Is Comedy

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"Start with the office comedy, lose the office and you’re just left with comedy. The math works," said Lieberstein, who funny enough, played Toby on 'The Office'. We couldn't agree more, comedy is comedy, doesn't matter the form.

Along with Lieberstein, and Silverman, Big Breakfast’s Luke Kelly-Clyne and Kevin Healey along with Rodney Ferrell, will also be in the role(s) of executive producers. With a great group of producers behind the camera, we can only wonder who's going to be in front of it.

Can They Replicate 'The Office'?

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As of right now, it is unclear who will star in the series, and what platform it will be released on. We can imagine that the budget for this show, might not be as big as others because of the fact that it can be filmed remotely (in a way).

It is a very unique Idea, and if anyone would be able to pull it off, it would be the creative minds behind 'The Office' in all its comedic glory.

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