According to Entertainment Weekly, in a conference call with reporters, executive producer Greg Daniels announced that the upcoming season of ‘The Office’ will be its last. Daniels has been relatively hands off with the show for the last few seasons, turning his attention to his other show ‘Parks and Recreation,’ but he will be returning for the final run of episodes.
“This will be the last season of ‘The Office.’ And we’re planning a very big, exciting last season,” Daniels revealed.
“This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and make an artistic ending for the show that pays off a lot of the stuff that matters most to fans.”
The news comes after showrunner and star Paul Lieberstein announced that he would be leaving to work on a spin-off show based around Dwight Shrute and his beet farm. A raft of stars started jumping ship after Steve Carell departed the show at the end of season seven. Recently, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak (who both wrote for and starred in the show) and James Spader also revealed that they were moving on to other projects.
“Now that this is the last year, of course there is a part of me that thinks, ‘Wow, I was there from the very beginning, it would be great to see it to the very end,’” Kaling told Vulture.
“But right now I’m just excited for those guys and I can’t wait to see the last season.”
It’s not all bad news though, as Daniels also dropped some titbits for fans on what to expect from the upcoming season!
"All questions will be answered this year. We are going to see who’s behind the documentary and we’re going to meet some of them. [It's also] a big Jim and Pam year.”
Written by Miranda Boyce
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