This summer's 'Life On The Road' sees Gervais reprise classic role
Ricky Gervais has stated that the upcoming David Brent movie, which sees him reprising his famous role from The Office, will be his last “big project” involving the character.
David Brent: Life On The Road opens in UK cinemas on August 19. Gervais originally portrayed the character in The Office from 2001-2003, later reviving the role for charity specials and a YouTube series.
Speaking to Digital Spy about the future of the character (watch below), Gervais explained: “I said I’d never bring back The Office and I won’t. This isn’t that, this is David Brent now – what he’s doing now.”
“There might be [things we] spin off from [the movie],” Gervais added. “I want to bring an album out of the soundtrack and I want to do some live gigs, so he might pop up now and again, but as a huge big project – a series of David Brent, or The Office, or another movie? Probably not.”
The first trailer for David Brent: Life On The Road has been revealed and sees Gervais’ character in typically inappropriate form.
Gervais, meanwhile, releases new film Special Correspondents via Netflix on Friday (April 29).