Could we see the Pawnee Parks Department gang back together again? Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman and certainly down for a Parks and Rec revival. Poehler actually feels confident enough to speak on behalf of the rest of the cast and says that they would all do it. She made this known during a recent appearance on The Ellen Show. Here's what she had to say about it.
"I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it. I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing."
Nick Offerman chimed in after Ellen Degeneres asked about the possibility of a Parks and Recreation revival saying, "We said that if Beyonce will play the mayor we'll bring the show back." Beyonce is probably a bit busy, but nevertheless, they seem very comfortable with the idea of reprising their roles as Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, respectively. The question is, how likely could a new season of Parks and Rec be? That's a question, ultimately, for the folks at NBC to answer.
Parks and Recreation only just went off the air in 2015. Three years is a pretty short turnaround time for a series revival. However, the show has remained incredibly popular on streaming services like Netflix and new episodes would probably do quite well. Not only that, but NBC is already working on a revival of The Office, which aired its finale in 2013. So maybe a Parks and Recreation revival could be up next. Also, NBC still has a great relationship with Poehler and Offerman, as they were appearing on Ellen's show to promote Making It, their new series for NBC.
Making It is a six-episode competition show, in which, eight of the most talented makers from across the country will take on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and expert judges, Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson. Poehler and Offerman both share a love of, and passion for, craftsmanship, albeit from different perspectives. Poehler is a self-proclaimed crafting novice who has long harbored a secret appreciation for those who can imagine and execute incredible things by hand. Offerman is a New York Times best-selling author in the woodworking space and is well known for his love for making a variety of objects himself.
Even though it isn't a scripted series, Making It does bring Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler back together for a show on NBC. Maybe, just maybe, that could be a bridge to further some conversations about bringing Parks and Rec back. Though, and not that anyone really wants to think about this, but the sexual misconduct allegations that were made against cast member Aziz Ansari could create some issues. That aside, we can't rule out a Parks and Recreation revival at some point. You can check out the clip, courtesy of The Ellen Show YouTube channel, for yourself below.