Is Netflix about to get a spin off for The Office?


Ricky Gervais has revealed that his character, David Brent, who manned The Office is the subject of interest from both the BBC and Netflix for a possible return to TV.

Gervais told the U.K.’s Radio Times magazine that both the public broadcaster and the online subscription giant have expressed a desire to work out a spinoff.

The comedian, who co-created and co-wrote The Office with Stephen Merchant, resurrected the character 10 years after the original program went off the air for Britain’s Comic Relief charity show in 2013, and for the subsequent launch of Gervais’ own YouTube channel.

The character is currently touring U.K. concert venues with his fictional band, Foregone Conclusion, and is at the center of a social media maelstrom of speculation that he may rock up and rock out at Glastonbury music festival later this year.

“It could happen,” Gervais told the Radio Times.

“It would be amazing for Ricky Gervais, but I don’t know if I can justify it. He can’t play venues outside the story.”

Amazingly, it’s been 11 years since The Office signed off so now would be as good a time as any to bring back David Brent.

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