Office boss David Brent and his documentary crew are headed to Netflix.
Ricky Gervais revealed on SiriusXM’s Opie Radio on Tuesday that Netflix has acquired the rights to the spinoff movie featuring his character from the UK’s The Office (from which NBC’s sitcom was born).
David Brent: Life on the Road — directed by, written by and starring Gervais — follows the paper company manager and his self-funded band, Foregone Conclusion, on their UK tour and dream of rock and roll fame. Watch the initial trailer below:
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