Ricky Gervais - Ricky Gervais Reminisces About The Office As U.s. Version Nears End

British comedian Ricky Gervais has looked back on his years of success with his hit TV sitcom The Office and penned a personal retrospective as the U.S. version of the show enters its final season.
The funnyman and his writing partner Stephen Merchant launched the original U.K. programme in 2001, starring Gervais as the main character David Brent, and it became so popular, it was adapted for audiences around the world.
The American take on The Office, which starred Steve Carrell as the boss, has become the longest-running series of them all, but network executives at Nbc recently announced that its upcoming ninth season would be its last and now Gervais has reflected on his memories and experiences on the shows for a blog on the Wall Street Journal website.
He writes, "With the U.S. remake of The Office drawing to a close after an incredible nine series and rumours of a Brent comeback, I thought I'd write a personal retrospective about my little creation...
"The Office, like many other sitcoms before it, finds humour in a dysfunctional family. The reason why we find this both funny and comforting is that we all belong to a dysfunctional family. If you don't, there's something wrong with you...
"Nbc's The Office is without doubt the most successful remake of a British sitcom for at least thirty years. I couldn't be prouder of its success but I was keen for it to come to an end as all good things should."
But that doesn't mean Gervais has killed off his popular characters for good. Joking about his other TV series, he adds, "Maybe I'll do an Extras remake next. As for Brent coming back? Who knows? (Haha. How annoying is that?)"


Contactmusic

Tags: Ricky Gervais - The Office - NBC


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding...

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day...

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic)

Jamie N Commons' new single with X Ambassadors - 'Jungle' - has been inescapable with it's...

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic) Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Ricky Gervais Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ricky Gervais

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All