Mindy Kaling's Twitter feed does not lie. In less than 140 characters, The Office writer/actress dribbled out some key info this week regarding a certain potential wedding on the upcoming season of the show. Luckily, she had more than 140 characters worth of info to share when I ran into her at NBC's party at the TCA press tour on Wednesday night. She and fellow writer/actor BJ Novak also offered a few tidbits about the season premiere and the direction of this season as a whole. Ready for some spoilers? Just read more.
So, Kaling's tweet is true: She and Office executive producer Greg Daniels are indeed co-writing the episode of The Office where Jim and Pam will wed. While Kaling didn't necessarily "reveal anything" about the episode as promised on Twitter, she still shared some tidbits: The wedding doesn't take place within Dunder-Mifflin's walls, though Kaling generally likes episodes that stay in the office. "It's hard though for a wedding," she said, "because we could try to manufacture a situation where they could [marry there], but it would be weird." Also, per Novak, it'll happen sometime in the Fall.
Kaling said she knows this is a wedding fans have been wanting to see for a while, and the writers didn't want to drag out the engagement forever ("Wouldn't people kind of get annoyed if we kept it going for years and years?") — especially now that there's a baby on the way. She said some people won't be happy no matter what she writes ("Someone's going to be like, 'No, we wanted them to get married in Paris!'"), and she's found some freedom in that. I'll be curious to hear more as the episode takes shape!
Speaking of the baby: Novak and Kaling confirmed the basic timeline that Jenna Fischer blogged this week, with the show picking up in late Summer (and Pam not really showing yet). In the first episode, Novak said, we meet some interns who have been at the office all Summer and have just reached their last day at work.
Some other odds and ends about season six:
- Novak said this season's episodes will largely take place in the office rather than taking the cast on adventures outside Dunder-Mifflin's walls.
- Ryan is still "finding his way in the world, as always," Novak said. His hair is back to brown, but "there may be some mascara involved" in his new look.
- Kaling is directing this Fall's batch of webisodes, which will star Novak and Ed Helms "singing and dancing."
Soooo: Are you happy to hear that a wedding is coming — and relatively soon? And what would you like to see Kaling and Daniels write? I'll be visiting the set of The Office on Friday, so stay tuned for more!