The OfficeThe trend is making a comeback in America. ColliderThe iconic comedy series has been added as a new original programming option in Scandinavia. BBC Studios Nordics negotiated the deal with Take Two Studios, STV Productions. The Office Originally, it was a popular British series that aired before the American adaptation.
Jan Salling is the Head of BBC Studios Nordics. He says that original programming production is increasing in the Nordic markets. It’s the ideal time to adapt fan-favorite shows for the country’s viewers, he says.
STV will co-produce The Office. Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Stephen Merchant created the original show. It received critical acclaim. American mockumentary elevated the format to new heights. It was a success for nine seasons between 2005 and 2013. It is also responsible for popularizing the careers and actors like John Krasinski, Steve Carell, and John Krasinski. The OfficeSince then, the show has been adapt in India, Chile, France and Israel. Take Two, STV and BBC Studios Nordics have not yet released details about when production will begin.
The American version shows the relationships and work lives of employees at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton. This fictional paper company is not real. Michael Scott manages the office, but he struggles to keep a high level of professionalism. His desire to be loved and to make work enjoyable is what makes him so hard to please.
The nine-year-old series won numerous awards. It was nominated for a Peabody Award in 2006 and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Carell received a Golden Globe Award for acting. There were also four Primetime Emmy Awards. This includes one for Outstanding Comedy Series. Carell left the show in season 7. He was back for the finale episodes.
The OfficeThe American version of ‘The Killing’ was previously available for streaming on Netflix. The show is now available on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.