It’s been seven years since the final episode of The Office aired and fans of the show watched as Dwight and Angela walked off together, into the sunset, with Michael returning to be by their side. Since then, the show has continued to snowball into one of the most watched syndicated shows on television and streaming services, as fans continue to yearn for new installments of the NBC comedy – so much so that one man spent much of his time in quarantine creating a new 24-episode season.
That superfan is Nick Janicki, who recently shared a 24-episode, 900-page screenplay of a potential Season 10 of the popular series, an adaptation of the initial BBC show starring Ricky Gervais. Based on a fictional Scranton, Pennsylvania paper company called Dunder Mifflin, it’s one of the greatest American sitcoms of all-time, one that continues to be the focus of popular culture, in the form of memes and various quotes. Janicki, who impressively created the entire season during the COVID-19 quarantine, didn’t just post about it on his social media pages, no, the self-described writer and designer posted the PDFs to each and every episode up on his website for others to read. And fans have noticed, garnering more than 30,000 shares on Reddit.
Janicki also describes his own continuation of the five-time Emmy winning series, which he now set in the year 2020, on his website: “We’ve seen memes created. We’ve seen 280-characters-or-less scenes written out. Let’s kick it up a notch (or ten) and take an in-depth look at where our favorite T.V. coworkers would be in 2020. A whole episode, you say? Nay – a whole season.”
Including everything from Baby Yoda to TikTok videos to President Donald Trump, Janicki’s new season imagines where the show’s infamous characters would be right now. It offers a humorous look into how those people, and their hijinks, would adapt and react to the ever-changing world – and there are little inside jokes sprinkled in there too about what the show’s stars have done since it ended. If nothing else, Janicki gave other superfans a little reading material as portions of the country continue to wait to get back to some sense of normalcy and he just further proved how badly fans of The Office want to see new episodes, or at the very least a reunion episode, back on NBC.