Netflix UK and Ireland users can breathe a sigh of relief as the global streaming platform has confirmed that it will not be removing The Office US, at least for now.
The sitcom follows the exploits of offbeat boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) who uses unorthodox and hilarious methods to keep his staff in check, including prankster Jim Halpert (John Krasinski).
The American version of the dramedy was adapted from the British OG The Office, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, with 61-year-old Ricky playing the inimitable David Brent.
UK fans were devastated that the show ended after two seasons, while in the US, the mockumentary aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013, spanning a total of nine seasons.
And they received another blow this week when it was reported that the beloved series, which featured everyone’s favorite romance between Jim and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), would be removed from Netflix on January 1st.
However, the official Netflix UK & Ireland Twitter account responded to a concerned fan on Saturday, who had asked: “@NetflixUK PLEASE don’t remove The Office US, please, please.”
He replied: ‘The Office (USA) is NOT leaving @NetflixUK.’
It’s unclear what The Office US’s fate is for the streamer in other countries, including the US, but UK watchers can relax for now.
Metro.co.uk has approached Netflix for further clarification regarding The Office US on their services.
The After Life creator recently did a rather cheeky dig on The Office US after the highly anticipated World Cup match between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Despite their incredible 6-2 win over Iran earlier this week, England received a World Cup reality check from the United States on Friday night.
The Three Lions failed to replicate that performance against the American side, as the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Before the match, social media users suggested that whoever won could scrap the other version of The Office.
Ricky, who created both versions, said: ‘Aghhh! Will the best one or the one who gives me the most money erase me?’
Which one gets your vote?
The Office US IS available to stream on Netflix UK.
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