Rumours that US comedy The Office is to return in 2018 are spreading online.
The rumours are linking back to an article on the website pagez.com with the headline – “CONFIRMED: The Office US is returning in 2018!”
The rumours appear to be fake. There has been no mention of any 2018 reunion for The Office cast, and the website pagez.com is a site that allows its users to create their own content, meaning the articles cannot always be trusted. In fact the pagez.com will pay their authors for every time a page gets viewed, making it a potential target for fake news spammers looking to cash in on their faux stories.
The article in part –
Last week we heard the news that NBC bosses have given writers the go ahead to create a new season of The Office US. Today, we hear the news that writer, Mindy Kaling is ready to write.
This week has been full of Office news ever since star Jenna Fisher posted an old un-shot episode script on Instagram. Calling out the crew to get back together and shoot!
This rumour appears to be a rehash of an earlier April Fools prank that Medium.com played earlier in 2017 – the pagez.com article is just a rehashed version of the Medium.com prank that appeared last April.
Given that neither NBC nor any of the stars have actually confirmed that the series will be rebooted, there appears to be no such validity to the rumours. As such, this appears to be another example of fake news.