Happy New Year! The creators of The Office have treated fans to an unseen cold open to celebrate the show’s relocation to Peacock.
Celebrating the show’s move to Peacock, the streaming service shared never-before-seen footage of Jim Halpert’s greatest prank yet (potentially).
In the scene, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) pull off a prank for the books, convincing Dwight (Rainn Wilson) that he is living in a simulation.
Recruiting security guard Hank (the late Hugh Dane) to help with the stunt, the trio attempt to con Dwight into joining an “underground army tasked with freeing humankind.” Much like Neo, Dwight must choose between the two pills to make his decision.
Funnily enough, his choice ends up being really wholesome.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) January 1, 2021
From January 1, The Office will be relocated to NBCUniversal-owned streaming service Peacock in the US. Viewers can catch the first two seasons for free, while seasons three to nine will require a Peacock Premium subscription ($4.99 USD per month).
“Having ‘The Office’ back in the NBC family opens up access to a lot of extra content that we originally shot,” executive producer Greg Daniels explained. “The team at Peacock wanted to create the ultimate destination for fans, so I went back into the dailies with the original editors of the show and found some never-before-seen footage that was cut for time but is still fun to see.”
Check out the clip below:
🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨 Presenting a never-before-seen cold open from #TheOffice!
— Dunder Mifflin Peacock (@peacockTV) January 1, 2021