There’s still been no official confirmation from NBC about theof beloved sitcom “ ” that’s reportedly in the works. And according to original star , the show’s cast is also in the dark about the project.
Fischer wasduring an appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday, where she was promoting her new ABC sitcom, “Splitting Up Together.” Answering a query about whether her job on a rival network would prevent her from reprising her role as Pam Beesley Halpert, the actress said she wasn’t sure — mostly because she had yet to even be asked to participate.
Here’s the exchange in question, per TheWrap:
Reporter: With you working on [ABC’s “Splitting Up Together”] and you wanting to step away a bit from the Pam character — does that mean you won’t have a part on ‘The Office’ revival?
“I don’t know anything about ‘The Office’ revival,” Fischer began. “I know as much as everyone else. But no.”
“I think that’s for networks to figure out if I were to be asked,” she continued. “But I haven’t been approached about it.”
Fischer concluded, “But I love Pam, oh my God!”
The rumored revival, originally reported by TVLine last month, would continue the adventures of the Dunder Mifflin crew at the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the struggling paper company. Steve Carell, who played boss Michael Scott for seven of the show’s nine seasons, will not return; instead, NBC is reportedly currently casting for a new branch manager. Some original cast members are apparently being courted to return, though it’s unclear who.
While it wouldn’t make much sense story-wise for Pam/Fischer to return full-time, since the Halpert family relocated to Austin at the end of the original series, we hope that if the show does come back, she can somehow be included in a cameo (alongside John Krasanski’s Jim, of course). Stay tuned.