Since 2019, we’ve known that Netflix mainstay The Office was for its NBC mothership platform Peacock in 2021. While previous reports indicated that The Office might stay on Netflix through the end of January 2021 at the very latest, one final way 2020 is getting its last kicks in is the announcement that this will not be the case. In a release sent out by Peacock, 2021 means 2021: The show will leap to Peacock on New Year’s Day.
“This memorandum is to inform everyone that we expect a significant spike in sales starting on January 1, 2021 when Peacock starts streaming the documentary footage that was shot at Dunder Mifflin Scranton between 2005 and 2013,” Peacock said in an announcement.
Sales brags aside, legitimate though they might be, The Office creator Greg Daniels pointed out one of the more exciting benefits of having The Office on an NBC platform: “Having The Office back in the NBC family opens up access to a lot of extra content that we originally shot.” As opposed to the vanilla broadcast versions that were available on Netflix, Daniels explains that he and the show’s original editors went back into the original footage and found never-before-seen footage which was “cut for time but is still fun to see.”
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