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British "Office" Workers to Cross the Pond

Some Wernham-Hogg employees might just be temping for Dunder-Mifflin next season.

The New York Post is reporting today that cast members from the UK version of The Office may be crossing the pond to appear in the homegrown US version, which stars Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, and Jenna Fischer.

Or at least that's what the series' executive producer Ben Silverman is telling the NY Post:

"Ben Silverman, the executive producer of the hit NBC comedy, says that there will be something of a cross-over episode of The Office, with some of the cast from the U.K. edition making an appearance at the dreary factory in Scranton, Pa., where the U.S. version takes place.

'There's a lot of love between [the casts and crews] of the two versions of the show,' Silverman told The Post, declining to reveal plot details of the upcoming episode so as not to spoil it for fans.

'Expect some cameos from the U.K. paper company,' says Silverman."

However, Silverman didn't clarify whether the UK Office mates will be reprising their original characters or playing new roles in the American series.

Additionally, the cameos will not include Office creator Ricky Gervais, who is currently writing a different episode of the US version for next season. While Gervais is open to appearing on the show, Silverman says that a Gervais guest appearance will not occur for some time. "We're going to save the big man for now," Silverman told the NY Post.

While I'd love to see David Brent take on Michael Scott, I'm even more intrigued by the notion of Jim and Pam bumping into Tim and Dawn... or a to-the-death-brawl between Dwight and Gareth. Now, that's good television.


Anonymous said…
Wow. That would be SO much fun to see the employees of Dunder Mifflin meet the employees of Wernam Hogg. It would be like one big "Office" extravaganza. I can't wait!

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