Gervais co-created and starred in the original Office, which ran for two seasons on BBC Two before ending in 2003. The cast also included Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, and Lucy Davis.
On a recent episode of SiriusXM’s Opie with Jim Norton Show, Gervais revealed the news:
This is exciting news and this is top secret, so I’m going to say it now. Netflix has bought out the rest of the world again. Which is great for me, because I’d rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it in cinemas, do you know what I mean? Because I want to do tours off the back of it. So for me, it’s great.”
The movie will center on Brent trying to achieve his dream of rock stardom several years after the events of the original series. Netflix has yet to confirm the news.
Watch the teaser trailer for David Brent: Life on the Road below:
What do you think? Did you watch the original Office series? Will you watch the spin-off movie?