Based on the successful UK version created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, it depicted the day-to-day life of the employees at the Scranton, PA, branch of paper company Dunder Mifflin, as seen through the eyes and camera of a documentary film crew. All the computers were hooked up to the web and since so many scenes required the characters to be sitting in the background looking as if they were working, they kept themselves busy.Many of the cast members were also writers on the show, and by the end of the series, there was a bevy of writer-director-producer-actors sitting in those swivel chairs. In addition to playing games and doing their taxes, many of the cast members were writing behind-the-scenes or character blogs, all while the show was filming. Paul Giamatti, Martin Short, Bob Odenkirk, and Hank Azaria were all considered for the Michael Scott role before Steve Carell was hired, and guest directors on the series included Jason Reitman, J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Amy Heckerling, actor Bryan Cranston, and the late Harold Ramis.
The views of the village are absolutely dreamy, like something from a fairy tale.Let’s catch up on where each of our favorite Dunder Mifflin employees were at the series’ end, and then see what the actors who played them are up to now.At the end of the series, Stanley has retired and moved to a little house on the edge of the Everglades.He got stuck in traffic on the way back, and arrived grouchy and sweaty, so he went to the restroom to gather himself up a little.When he came out, the casting director thanked him for being so patient, assuming he’d been the restroom the whole time.There’s also an on again, off again love story that runs throughout all the shows.