Ricky Gervais to Bring Back 'The Office' Character for Charity Show

Stuart Kemp
The Hollywood Reporter
Ricky Gervais to Bring Back 'The Office' Character for Charity Show

LONDON – Ricky Gervais is bringing his most famous comic creation, David Brent, back to British television screens.

Brent, the character from the original U.K. version of The Office, will resurface in a short episodic skit on BBC One as part of charity Comic Relief's fundraising efforts on the "Red Nose Day" telethon.

Gervais said on his blog, "I thought it was time to revisit my most famous comedy creation to find out what he’s been up to for the last decade and most importantly what he’s up to now."

The episode, The Office Revisited, will detail Brent's ongoing dream to make it in the music business while he continues to work as a traveling salesman peddling cleaning products.

Gervais predicts that fans of The Office will be "excited to know we finally get to hear the whole of ‘The Serpent Who Guards the Gates of Hell’ and an amazingly cringe-worthy, self-funded video ‘Equality Street.’ Horrendous."created the show.

The Office, created by Gervais and  Stephen Merchant, won award after award in the U.K. before format deals were struck around the globe. Steve Carell starred in the U.S. version as character Michael Scott. Gervais as Brent showed up in Carell's final episode in 2011.

The Office Revisited will air March 15 on BBC One on Red Nose Day.