Widely regarded as one of the best comedy shows of all time, The Office (US) is finally leaving the streaming giant Netflix for NBC’s Peacock from this January. Adapted from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office (UK), the Steve Carell starring American version of the show became one of the most-watched mockumentary sitcoms in recent history. After its massive viewership from 2005 to 2013, the show also became widely popular among the younger audience when Netflix acquired the rights. Now, The Office is finally moving back to NBC’s own streaming site, Peacock, with some added perks.
In a press announcement designed to look like an inter-office memo from paper company Dunder Mifflin, the streaming service declared that The Office, a “documentary” containing “footage that was shot at Dunder Mifflin Scranton between 2005 and 2013,” will be coming to the platform. Along with all the 201 episodes, Peacock will also provide the never-seen-before additional footage which was never released during the original run. Termed as ‘Superfan Episodes’, they will include curated themed episodes, clip playlists, as well as “The Office Zen,” a 24/7 channel of ambient noise of the “sights and sounds of an office for anyone working at home.”
Prior to the release of the show on Peacock, NBC has released a clip from the acclaimed ‘Business School’ episode which includes special footage (That’s what she said!). Additionally, both the original episodes and the extended cuts of the episodes will be available for streaming on the site.
The Office will stream exclusively on Peacock from January 1, 2021.
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