Steve Carell Shares His Thoughts About “The Office” Spin-Off

Steve Carell at the
Steve Carell at the "Beautiful Boy" film premiere in October 2018. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (9918557be)

After years of speculations, The Office reboot was officially announced last month, and Steve Carell finally revealed how he feels about it. After leading the original series as “the world’s best boss” Michael Scott, Carell wished the best of luck to the new leading man Domhnall Gleeson.

Carell discussed the cult workplace comedy during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and revealed that Gleeson reached out to him before boarding this project.

“I know Domhnall Gleeson, who I did The Patient with, is going to be one of the leads. I know that for sure. He’s an excellent actor. He actually called me and asked, you know, ‘Should I do this? Did you enjoy it?’ He’s great,” said Carell.

The Office spin-off hails from Greg Daniels and Michael Koman, and it will center on a crew of a dying historic Midwestern newspaper. In addition to Domhnall Gleeson, it will also star The White Lotus actress Sabrina Impacciatore.

Carell may not be a part of the new The Office reboot, but he has several exciting projects lined up. He’ll return as the voice of Gru in Despicable Me 4, in addition to starring in Netflix’s The Four Seasons alongside Tina Fey and gearing up to play the lead role in Bill Lawrence’s new HBO series.