Posted Fri Jun 17, 2016 at 01:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The feature film spin-off of 'The Office' is heading to Netflix next year.
Netflix has announced the acquisition of its latest movie. Ricky Gervais's 'David Brent: Life on the Road' will premiere through Netflix in select territories, including the US, in 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. Brent is now a travelling salesman, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, 'Foregone Conclusion'.
Check out the trailer below!
'David Brent: Life on the Road' is written and directed by star Ricky Gervais. The movie will receive a theatrical release by Entertainment One (eOne) this August in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile, Netflix will debut the movie in the US and other international markets next year.
"I'm so glad the mighty Netflix have once again outbid all competitors in North America to show my movie exclusively. It is the perfect platform for me, giving complete creative freedom and also millions of instant viewers who can watch again and again. I can't wait for David Brent to follow it up with his US live tour!," said Gervais.
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