Imagine: Dwight Schrute wearing a Crocodile Dundee hat. Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly getting married in an abandoned Go-Lo. Well, such imagery might soon become real. ‘Cause an Australian version of The Office is happening.
That’s right, The Office is getting another spin-off. What started as a little show in the UK has since become a cultural juggernaut.
The UK version of The Office was made by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. This happened in 2001, back when Gervais was funny. The Office was two seasons long but received some notable awards and acclaim.
After getting this reception, spins-offs started across the globe. There’s a French version called Le Bureau, a German version called Stromberg, and a Canadian version called La Job.
However, the most notable spin-off comes from America. The American Office starred Steve Carrell, went for nine seasons, and won multiple Primetime Emmy Awards.
So, will the Australian version of The Office match up the heights of the original? Will it be as good as the American version?
Here’s everything you need to know about this version of The Office.
Who Will Star In the Australian Version of The Office?
The Australian Version of The Office will star Felicity Ward. Her character, named Hannah Howard, will be the David Brent or Micheal Scott of this series.
That’s right, this version of The Office will star a woman. Which, to be honest, is probably the best move. Having another story that deals with the complexities of being a male boss might get stale. Meanwhile, having Ward as the lead will give this series more room to grow.
Ward has starred in the likes of Wakefield, The Inbetweeners 2, and Good News Week.
What is the Plot of the Australian Version of The Office?
In the Australian Version of The Office, Hannah Howard is the managing director of a packaging company named Flinley Craddick. However, one workday, she gets news from the bigwigs that her branch will be working from home.
What follows is a Howard-style spiral. She goes into survival mode and makes a bunch of promises to her staff that she can’t possibly keep. The staff of Flinley Craddick knows this, but they decide to stick by their boss anyway.
When Will the Australian Version of The Office Premiere?
The Australian Version of The Office is expected to go into production in the next few months. This means that this version of The Office won’t premiere until sometime in 2024.
Where To Watch the Australian Version of The Office?
The Australian Version of The Office is being made by Prime Video. This means that this version of The Office will be released on this platform.