New ‘The Office’ Series: Greg Daniels Taps ‘Nathan for You’ Co-Boss to Help Him Create Potential Show

As “The Office” showrunner Greg Daniels looks to create a new series in the world of Dunder Mifflin, he’s tapped “Nathan for You” co-creator Michael Koman to help lead the project, sources tell Variety.

Daniels and Koman would serve as co-creators of the prospective series, which has not yet been greenlit to series and is still in development at Universal Television. It is not a reboot of “The Office” but is set in the same universe, meaning it would likely be set in a different office setting with all new characters.

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Daniels opened a development room in January 2024 to begin working on the new iteration of the hit NBC mockumentary sitcom, which ran from 2005 to 2013 and was adapted from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s British series of the same name. The American “Office” took place in Scranton, Penn., and followed the staff of a paper company. It starred Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, among others.

As the co-creator of “Nathan for You” with Nathan Fielder, Koman is no stranger to television that blurs the lines between fiction and reality. Koman’s other credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Colbert Report,” “How To With John Wilson” and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” for which he won an Emmy Award. More recently, Koman served as a writer and co-executive producer on “Girls5Eva.”

Koman is represented by Nelson Davis, LLP and UTA.

Deadline first reported the news.

Additional reporting by Joe Otterson.

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