Well, new to producing The Office, but definitely not new to the show itself. :)
Some of you noticed a list of new producers in the opening credits of last week’s episode, New Guys — yes, The Office’s very own Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, and Rainn Wilson!
I asked Jenna about this, and here’s what she said:
Yes, we have all been promoted to producers and that will be the case for the entire season.
We will be working closely with the writers to develop the episodes. A few of the things we do are: listen to and pitch story ideas, read and review story outlines before they go to script, and stay after our table reads to discuss the script with the writers.
John and I have been particularly involved in developing the Jim/Pam arc for the season. So we hope you like it!
Greg Daniels oversees all of the creative direction of the show and our amazing writers bring it all to life. We feel privileged to be a small part of the process!
Wow, I am so excited to hear this, particularly for the Jim/Pam story. How about y’all?
Summary (NBC): The office begins its final season. Jim and Dwight are thrown off balance by the arrival of two young employees (Clark Duke and Jake Lacy) that the others dub “the new Jim” and “Dwight, Jr.” Andy comes back from Outward Bound leadership training with a desire for vengeance on Nellie (Catherine Tate). Will Oscar adopt Angela’s cat? Kevin saves a turtle.