Seven has picked up the rights to The Office spin-off, possibly titled The Office Spin-Off, which premieres in the US next February.
But there is speculation about the setting and characters of the show, with Steve Carrell saying, “As far as I know, nobody is leaving ship. At least at this point, from what I’ve heard, I don’t think it’s based on any of the characters from the existing show. It’s an entirely new setup with new characters.”
Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) added, “I don’t even know if the spinoff [of our show] is set in an office. That’s how little we were told. We just aren’t privy to that kind of information as actors.”
The Greg Daniels’ series may launch as an episode of the original U.S. Office, and then go out on its own.