Steve Carell says ‘The Office’ probably wouldn’t work today: ‘The climate’s different’
“The Office” was a staple on NBC from 2005 to 2013 and despite its success, star Steve Carell doesn’t think the show would fit in today’s environment.
Carell explained to Esquire magazine that perhaps fans keep wondering about the possibility of a reboot thanks to streaming services that make the show available to binge.
“I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back,” he said. “But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago.”
The 56-year-old said that “the climate’s different” and his problematic character, Michael Scott, “was predicated on inappropriate behavior.”
Carell said that aspects of the show were “completely wrong-minded,” but that was the whole point.
“There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today — which is good, for sure,” he added. “But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.”
From 2005 to 2013, “The Office” was one of the most popular shows on TV, but star Steve Carell doesn’t think the show would fit in today’s climate.
During an interview with Esquire magazine, Carell, who played Michael Scott, weighed in on the success of the show and the constant hopes from fans that the series will return.
“Because ‘The Office’ is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” the 56-year-old said. “And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that …read more
Source:: Business Insider