Nearly three years ago, Ricky Gervais revealed that he would be returning to the world of The Office to see what bumbling boss David Brent had to up to for all these years. He released a few YouTube videos reprising his role as the character, and even went on tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.
But now, after all the years, the movie finally has a trailer.
Although David Brent will be the main character, it doesn’t seem like we’ll be seeing many familiar faces from the original BBC series. Rather, this story will follow Brent on his continuing journeys following his stint at Wernham Hogg:
Doc Brown will play the role of Dom Johnson, Brent’s confused bandmate, Tom Basden will play Dan, Brent’s road manager, Nina Sosanya will play Brent’s therapist and Andy Burrows of Razorlight will be the drummer for Foregone Conclusion. Stephen Merchant is not involved in any way.
Gervais has said that an album will be released in the day leading up to the movie, and he plans to go on another tour with the band once the movie has hit theaters in the UK.
The movie will be coming to theaters in the UK on August 19th, but earlier this week, Gervais confirmed that Netflix had picked up the rights for the movie to be its exclusive distributor in the US. Netflix has previously worked with Gervais on TV series Derek and another original movie, Special Correspondents.