Our dreams may be coming true. Ricky Gervais, the comedian who starred in the BBC sitcom “The Office” (and one of my own personal favorite people as well) recently spoke about the chance that the much beloved series could find new life from BBC and Netflix.
Gervais recently told Radio Times magazine that both of the programming giants were interested in creating a spinoff.
“It could happen,” Gervais told the Radio Times. I love David Brent, but I can’t just do it as a vanity project, because the BBC and Netflix are up for it,” he said. “I don’t know whether to do an on-the-road special or make that the whole series.”
The series, which was co-created and co-written by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, went off air 10 years ago but the comedian resurrected his famous character, David Brent, 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. It is also rumored that the character Brent and his band may be featured at the Glastonbury music festival later this year.
“The Office” was later remade in the U.S. starring Steve Carell.
Currently, BBC and Netflix have not immediately commented on Gervais’ remarks.