It has been nearly a decade since The Office ended, and a lot of fans are hoping to see Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and the rest of the gang in a reboot again. However, it looks like it's far from happening after its original star and writer Mindy Kaling said it couldn't be made today due to being "inappropriate," and all of its stars would immediately be cancelled.
Based on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's mockumentary sitcom, The Office received critical acclaim for its characters, content, structure, and tone. So, why it wouldn't be appropriate to do a reboot today?
Mindy Kaling Claims The Office Reboot Will be Inappropriate
In her appearance on Good Morning America, the comedian revealed a reboot isn't possible to do in today's generation.
"That show is so inappropriate now," she said, per Variety.
"The writers who I'm still in touch with now, we always talk about how so much of that show we probably couldn't make now," she continued. "Tastes have changed, and honestly, what offends people has changed so much now. I think that actually is one of the reasons the show is popular because people feel like there's something kind of fearless about it or taboo that it talks about on the show."
Kaling played the role of the pop-culture-obsessed Kelly Kapoor in the nine-season series.
So, what would Kaling think Kapoor would do today if there were a possible The Office reboot?
"I think she would have quit Dunder Mifflin to become an influencer and then probably be cancelled almost immediately," she explained. "Actually, most of the characters on that show would be cancelled by now."
Fans React to Mindy Kaling's Claims about the Possible The Office Reboot
Fans can't help but react to Kaling's claims about the possible The Office reboot. On a list made by ScreenRant, several Twitter users slammed the actress for believing a revival wouldn't work if shown today.
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One fan pointed out that the show is being played on a TV channel somewhere, and no one is even complaining about it.
In fact, NBC even created an entire streaming app for people watching the series, and they have no problem with it.
Another used, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as an example of a show that has "the worse humans to be featured on a mainstream TV," and it's still producing new episodes. It's also good to note that this series started airing at the same time The Office began—in 2005.
Kaling has yet to address the fans' reaction.
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