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Everything we know about The Office spinoff - from cast to filming start date

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NBC has announced that they are developing a follow-up series to the US version of hit sitcom The Office, with the new show set to stream on Peacock in the US.

It was announced on Wednesday 8 May that Peacock had placed a formal series order for the untitled series, which is set in the same universe as NBC's former Emmy-winning Steve Carell comedy.The new TV series is set to introduce a new cast of characters "in a fresh setting ripe for comedic storytelling: a daily newspaper," according to NBCUniversal Entertainment's Lisa Katz.This will be another addition to the massive The Office universe, reports the Mirror US.

The first version of the show was, of course, the British mockumentary television sitcom of the same name, which was first broadcast in the UK between 2001 to 2003.

It was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, with Ricky playing the lead role of David Brent, and featured actors including Martin Freeman and Lucy Davis.The show inspired a slew of international remakes worldwide, but the most popular was the American version starring Steve as Michael Scott.The series ran for nine seasons on NBC from 2005 to 2013 and had a second life after it began streaming on Netflix.

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