Amy Poehler, the boss of 'Parks and Recreation', is totally up for a revival
Cast members Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza have already expressed interest in bringing the show back for new episodes
It's been three years since we last watched NBC’s beloved sitcom 'Parks and Recreation' on our screens. But when Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman appeared on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' on May 24, they talked about the show's revival.
On a joke basis, the Pawnee local government types are totally up for reuniting if Beyonce signs up to play a major role. In that case, even Oprah would work.
"We said that if Beyonce will play mayor, we'll bring the show back," Offerman joked, and clarified: "This is Beyonce Knowles, the singer."
However, on a serious note, Poehler said “Absolutely,” when asked about a potential revival. The Leslie Knope actress Poehler revealed: "I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it. We would all do it someday." Let's hope someday is sooner rather than later," she confessed.
Fans were delighted on hearing Amy's serious optimism on the show's revival but were not very surprised given that the cast have remained close since wrapping up the show.
Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson, had said in the past that he would love to revive his character. "They're bringing every show back now, maybe they'll want to bring our show back," he hoped.
"If that were ever to occur, it would be thanks to brains much larger than mine. Brains that I trust with my life. And so, if Mike Schur and Amy Poehler want to bring the show back and they think it's a good idea, I will certainly sign on," Offerman said.
The chances of revival is high since all the cast members have cited their interest. Aubrey Plaza told Entertainment Tonight at the beginning of this year that she would “do it,” although she did recommend waiting a bit longer since the show only wrapped three years ago. NBC has had great success reviving shows such as “Will & Grace,” while ABC’s “Roseanne” revival was one of the biggest shows on television this spring.
'Parks and Recreation' ran for seven seasons and 125 episodes between April 2009 and February 2015. During its course, the show was nominated twice for the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Poehler was nominated four times for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.