“I did hear that on the internet. Guess who didn’t get a call? Me,” the actor told DeGeneres after the daytime host questioned his involvement with the rumored revival.
Further quipping about his lack of knowledge regarding the potential reboot, Krasinski joked that his character Jim Halpert could have been the network’s least favorite character of the series: “What does that say? NBC’s like, ‘You know who we didn’t like? Jim.’”
DeGeneres proceeded to express her surprise over the network having not contacted the former Office star yet. “They wouldn’t do it without you,” she said, with Krasinski joking, “Well, it looks like they are. I haven’t gotten a call yet.”
Though the actor admits to not having heard anything, he added that he would be on board if asked to join the reboot. “Are you kidding? I’d love to get that gang back together,” Krasinski said.
Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter in late December that NBC was eyeing a potential revival of the popular comedy about paper supply company Dunder Mifflin. However, Steve Carell, who played the series’ regional manager Michael Scott, is not expected to be part of any potential reboot. The revival could include some returning faces as well as a new cast of characters. (THR previously examined the likelihood of show’s biggest stars, including Krasinski, returning to the reboot if greenlighted by NBC.)
Though having wrapped The Office in 2013, Krasinski is set to make his first TV return in Amazon Studios’ Jack Ryan franchise. THR predicts that the chances of Krasinski returning for The Office revival are “highly unlikely.” The actor has also starred in high-profile features and will next appear alongside wife Emily Blunt in the horror film A Quiet Place, which he also wrote and directed.