Netflix Sets February 10 Premiere for 'David Brent: Life on the Road' Starring Ricky Gervais

Posted Thu Oct 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by
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The feature film spin-off of 'The Office' will hit Netflix in February.  

Netflix has announced a premiere date for Ricky Gervais's 'David Brent: Life on the Road.' The movie will start streaming through Netflix worldwide (excluding the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand) on February 10, 2017.

"We are thrilled to welcome the iconic character of David Brent back to Netflix, as we were the home to the first digital deal for The Office, starring Ricky Gervais. Our existing collaborations across series, for Derek, and in film, with Special Correspondents have been fruitful, and it’s only fitting for us to have Ricky’s upcoming feature film available to as many of our viewers as possible," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

The feature length film sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent twelve years on from the BBC2 documentary The Office. When audiences were first introduced to Brent, the self-proclaimed "Friend first, boss second. Probably an entertainer third" dreamed of becoming a rock superstar. Twelve years on, Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing the dream with his band, 'Foregone Conclusion'. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and a talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pension and takes unpaid leave in pursuit of his dream and one last shot at fame and fortune. Gervais is uproarious reprising his role as the unwittingly offensive, but often endearing character.

Check out the trailer below!

'David Brent: Life on the Road' is written and directed by star Ricky Gervais. The film features original music and lyrics by Gervais, and musical arrangement by Andy Burrows of Razorlight and We Are Scientists.

Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Black Mirror' on October 21, 'Into the Inferno' on October 28, 'The Crown' on November 4, 'Lovesick' on November 17, 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' on November 25, and 'Iron Fist' on March 17.

A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming. 

Source: Netflix

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