Once upon a time, just before he became mega-famous on this side of the pond, Ricky Gervais starred in a little show called The Office. The U.K. series spawned the NBC comedy that's wrapping up this year, so the timing seems about right for David Brent to surface (again). And Ricky Gervais plans to make that happen for Comic Relief with a mini episode, which will air on BBC One next month.
EW posted the teaser below, which shows Gervais' David Brent getting suited up, though he spends less time in the office these days…
Teaser, indeed! For a better look at David Brent, you can view a clip here.
What's David Brent been up to in the last decade? He's working on his music… or other people's music, as he's attempting to hit it big in the music industry. And it looks like he's still trying to be cool, though the clip suggests he hasn't managed to figure out how to do that.
Gervais revived David Brent a couple of years back during Season 7 of the U.S. version of The Office, allowing us to see what Michael Scott and David Brent might do if put in the same room together. It was brief but funny. The Office Revisited also sounds brief, but I have no doubt that it will be great and well worth watching for those of us who loved the original series.
The Office Revisited will air on BBC One on March 15 (Comic Relief's Red Nose Day). And for those of us in the U.S., we should be able to watch it on Gervais' YouTube Channel.
Feel free to celebrate this news with a dance.