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Ricky Gervais’s ‘Office’ spinoff is headed to Netflix

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Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jun 14, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 2:55 pm CDT

A spinoff to the original U.K. version of The Office has long been rumored, and today star Ricky Gervais confirmed it’s coming to Netflix

The mockumentary David Brent: Life on the Road has been acquired by the streaming platform, Gervais announced today on the Opie with Jim Norton radio show. The series follows The Office‘s cringe-inducing boss David Brent (played by Gervais) as he takes off on the road with his band Foregone Conclusion, a storyline that originated in the first season of the show. The band has actually played real gigs.

Gervais, who recently starred in another Netflix joint, Special Correspondents, explained that “Netflix have bought out the rest of the world again” in picking up the film. “I’d rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it in cinemas,” he added. 

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The film will debut on Netflix after the theatrical release, though a U.S. date has not yet been set. 

H/T Variety 

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*First Published: Jun 14, 2016, 4:35 pm CDT