'The Office Revisited': Ricky Gervais brings back David Brent
Steve Carell may have no interest in bringing back Michael Scott — but his counterpart across the pond apparently has no such qualms.
The Office creator Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent — the obnoxious, needy boor at the center of the show’s original British incarnation — for a short “mini episode” called The Office Revisited. “It has been 10 years since we last saw David Brent,” Gervais explained in a statement. “I thought it was time to revisit my most famous comedy creation to find out what he’s been up to for the last decade and most importantly what he’s up to now.” Check out a teaser for David’s triumphant return below:
The Office Revisited finds David working a menial job while pursuing his true dream: making it in the music business. “He is passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rock stars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson,” said Gervais. “Well, really he is trying to worm his way back into rock and roll. Fans of The Office will be excited to know we finally get to hear the whole of ‘The Serpent Who Guards the Gates of Hell’ and an amazing Brent self-funded video, ‘Equality Street.’ Horrendous.” Watch the full trailer here.
The episode will air on BBC One this Red Nose Day, March 15, and will be available for view on Gervais’s YouTube channel that day as well. Office fans will note that there’s a certain poetry in this release date — the last time Brent celebrated Comic Relief’s annual fundraiser, he ended the day by being made redundant.