The coronavirus pandemic has paralysed the entertainment world, but the producers of the Sentinel still find creative inspiration in the midst of this disaster. Office directors Ben Sylverman and Paul Lieberstein are already developing a new comedy series, The Workplace, which examines working life in the COWID-19 era. The show is watched by the young boss who, in an effort to ensure the communication and productivity of his employees, invites all of them to communicate virtually and work face-to-face all day long … The deeper themes of the exhibition tell you what it takes to stay connected and be productive when one or the other seems to be a great success.
Like Ben Silverman told Daddy:
Many of us jump to daily zoom sessions – at work and beyond, Silverman said in a statement on the website. We find ourselves in a new and normal situation and are personally committed to staying connected and productive at work and in our personal lives. With a brilliant Paul Lieberstein at the helm, we believe we have a series that will not only bring humour and comfort in these turbulent times, but will also be an inventive and enduring comedy at work for years to come.
On the one hand, some people might consider this concept and think too fast! However, when this series is written and broadcast, we will (hopefully) be on the downward trend of the cornevirus pandemic. While we have yet to see what the other side of this battle looks like, we are already convinced that this event will have the ultimate impact on the whole of human civilization – from the way we do business to the way we approach social interaction in our personal lives. Silverman rightly predicts that a qualitative comic vision of this new standard may be necessary, because catharsis will be both a remedy and a sign of a new status quo that will really take effect.
The office surprised everyone when it went to the American coast in 2005 (or at least in the second season). The idea of a comedy in the most boring workplace – in the most boring city – should have failed. Season 1 of those who bombed by trying to imitate directly the British Office series that launched the franchise – but fortunately, in season 2, the star of the series Steve Carrell as Michael Scott’s clumsy boss made his own brand, while the cast of the series (led by John Krasinski and Jenna Fisher as Jim and Pam) created a whole world of madness. Today, the office has not only become a cash cow in trade unions, it has also opened the door to other non-standard workplace comedies such as Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine and now this new series.
That’s all there is: We believe in it!