Amy Ryan on The Office's Lasting Success 11 Years After Finale: 'Humor Seems to Be Holding Up' (Exclusive)

Amy Ryan understands Officegenerational appeal.

“Every season there’s a new series because the show is 10 years old, but the fan base keeps getting younger and younger,” Ryan, 56, told PEOPLE at the 2024 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees junket earlier this month.

The embrace of the younger generation Office he is especially endearing to Ryan because “they seem to turn to him for comfort”.

“Maybe it’s also a time when you communicated with people without your phones and probably the younger generation is excited about that,” speculated the Oscar-nominated actress. “People find it for good reason and the humor seems to stick, so that’s nice.”

Steve Carrell as Michael Scott and Amy Ryan as Holly Flax in ‘The Office’.

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More than a decade after the beloved program ended its nine-season run, NBC is working on a spin-off set in the same universe. Domhnall Gleeson (Returnee) and Sabrina Impacciatore (White lotus) have been cast as the leads in the upcoming series Peacock, which will begin production in July.

According to NBCUniversal Entertainment President Lisa Katz, the untitled comedy “introduces a new cast of characters in a new environment ripe for comedic storytelling: the daily newspaper.”

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Ryan, who was nominated for a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival Doubt: a parable, portrayed by Holly Flax in the cult comedy. Holly, an HR representative for Dunder Mifflin, develops a romance with regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell). In season 7, the couple got married and moved to Colorado, where they had four children.

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Liev Schreiber (Father Flynn) and Amy Ryan (Sister Aloysius) in Roundabout Theater Company's new Broadway production of Suspicion: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Scott Ellis.

Liev Schreiber as Father Flynn and Amy Ryan as Sister Aloysius in the Broadway production of ‘Doubt: A Parable’.

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Coincidentally, Ryan and Carell, 61, both walked the planks on Broadway this season — he in the revival Uncle Vayna and her in the revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: a parable.

Ryan joined the cast when Tyne Daly had to drop out at the last minute due to health issues.

“That was terrifying,” Ryan tells PEOPLE. “It’s definitely a recurring nightmare dream that I’ve had in the past, when I thought you were on the first day of rehearsals and the curtain was going up and the audience was paying, and all your other costars were wrong and you weren’t .. So I could turn it off that nightmare off your bucket list or make your dream come true, whichever way you look at it.”

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The 2024 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City. Viewers can watch the show on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 8:00 PM ET. Selected awards will also be presented at a pre-show broadcast on Pluto TV.

Office now streaming on Peacock.

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