Although Krasinski will have a recurring presence on the show, along with being its executive producer, he will not be the regular weekly host.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Krasinski has inked a deal with CBS/Viacom following a "massive bidding war" to license "Some Good News", Krasinski's feel-good YouTube series that highlights positive stories during the pandemic. The final episode, which launched May 17, now has 2.2 million views.
Krasinski aired his last episode of Some Good News - his YouTube show that shares exactly what the name implies - this week, presumably concluding that there was no room to grow after marrying a couple on Zoom. Among the buzziest episodes were an Office reunion with Krasinski's co-star Steve Carell (followed by the cast's recreation of Jim and Pam's wedding dance), a virtual prom for high school seniors missing out on their big dance, a surprise Hamilton performance from the original Broadway cast and more.
The Quiet Place auteur began Some Good News at the end of March, as a response to the crushing amount of stress-inducing news coming out in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. "Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS". Future episodes will feature a new, yet-to-be-announced host and premiere on CBS All Access.
There are advance negotiations being made with ViacomCBS execs to launch Some Good News across the company's many platforms.
As of now, the theatrical release of the sequel is slated for September, but it remains to be seen whether that date will stick as it is hard to tell whether fans will be allowed, or willing, to crowd into cineplexes by that time.