Ricky Gervais is Going Back to ‘The Office’ in 2016


“Life on the Road” is a spinoff of the UK’s “The Office” starring Ricky Gervais.

While we’ve come to appreciate the lengthy 9 season run of the US version of “The Office,” the UK is where the show originated. Ricky Gervais was the Michael Scott of the original series known as David Brent. Despite a few appearances on the US version of “The Office” after the UK series had ended, many never thought they’d see David Brent again. Luckily for the fans of the original, the UK will be releasing a full feature length film to debut on August 19, 2016. Check out the teaser trailer below.

This is an interesting choice for a film in my opinion. The UK version of “The Office” was definitely popular but I find it difficult to believe it’s relevant enough to justify a film. Gervais is a very good writer but his films where he serves as the lead, have not done so well. Given that he is also a writer on “Life on the Road,” it may be able to stand the test of time and be a quality film but as of now, this generation may not know of David Brent. Gervais even jokes about this in the teaser when referencing the period in which the original series ran.

The film itself is set 12 years after the UK version of “The Office” and has the documentary crew following David Brent chasing his dream of becoming a rock star. As a traveling salesman, Brent hopes to finance this dream and promote his band, “Foregone Conclusion.”

So will Ricky Gervais’ character David Brent still be relevant today? You tell us if you’re still interested in the UK version of “The Office!


Author: Ryan

Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create FilmFad.com which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.[email protected]   Film Fad

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