The Office Unveils Never-Seen ‘Matrix’-Inspired Prank From Series Finale

    As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, The Office officially switched over from Netflix to NBC’s new streaming service Peacock. To celebrate the show’s debut on the platform, NBC has now unveiled a previously unreleased cold open from the series finale. The five-minute clip, which was cut for time in the 2013 finale, sees Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) teaming up to convince Dwight (Rainn Wilson) he’s living in the real-world version of The Matrix. Watch it below.

    The cold open is dedicated to late actor Hugh Dane, who passed away in 2018 and played security guard Hank throughout the run of the show. In the clip, Jim and Pam recruit Hank to play the part of ‘Dorpheus’, the brother of Laurence Fisbburne’s Morpheus from the original movie, who offers Dwight the choice between the red pill or the blue pill.

    The Office is now streaming on Peacock, with the first two seasons available for free and Seasons 3-9 available to Premium subscribers. According to Mashable, Peacock plans on rolling out more extra content for The Office, including extended cuts, bloopers, mini-features, cast and crew interviews, theme-based episode collections, and playlists of the show’s best moments.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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