Dundler Mifflin’s most popular employee – for better or worse – Michael Scott, will not enter the paper company’s Scranton, PA office again– even for a brief moment. And although most fans of the NBC favorite, currently in its ninth and final season, would love to see Scott again (regardless of how awkwardly producers shoe-horn it in), Carell is resolved to not reprise his role on The Office.
“I just didn’t think it was right for the character, because that character had had an arch within the story and kind of grew and sort of evolved past the idea of the documentary… I just thought, in terms of the character, it didn’t make sense,”” Carell told Access Hollywood, adding that he’ll likely return for a set visit instead.
“I’m really good friends with everybody on the cast and with [showrunner] Greg Daniels and I want to go back to say, ‘Hi,’ certainly, before it all ends,” he said.
Carell’s character exited at the end of season seven after he had started dating former girlfriend Holly again; the couple get engaged and decide to move to Colorado to care for her aging parents. The one-hour series finale will air in May.