Ricky Gervais‘ new Netflix comedy series has revealed its After Life cast. Joining Gervais in the dark comedy series about a man who, after a tragedy, decides to start “saying and doing whatever he likes,” include Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton, Game of Thrones‘ David Bradley, Extras’ Ashley Jensen, and more.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Angie Han
It has been well over a decade now since the end of the U.K. Office, which centered around bad boss David Brent and the poor underlings forced to work with him. So what’s the old chap been up to since then? A new Netflix movie promises to answer that question.
Written by, directed by, and starring Ricky Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road reveals the former Wernham-Hogg manager is now a traveling salesman for a cleaning products company. When he isn’t pushing mops and brushes, he’s pursuing his dreams of rock stardom with his band, Foregone Conclusion. The mockumentary follows the group on their self-financed U.K. tour, with predictably cringeworthy results. Watch the David Brent: Life on the Road trailer below. Read More »
Our friends across the pond and down under will get to see Ricky Gervais back as the former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent on the big screen in August. In a new mockumentary feature film, David Brent follows his dreams of being a rock star while working a new job as a cleaning products sales rep. David Brent: Life on the Road not only brings back flares of The Office, but also sees Brent hitting the road for a tour in his home country, complete with original music written by the inappropriate and awkward character himself.
Now you can get a taste of one of his tunes with a David Brent music video for a song called “Gyspy Lady.” It’s a love song as only David Brent can deliver about how he fell in love with some kind of gypsy, though he can’t remember her name. Watch below. Read More »
For any fans of the original iteration of The Office, it appears this is as close as we’ll get to seeing a film adaptation of the comedy mockumentary series. Comedian Ricky Gervais is back as former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent, only this time he’s a traveling salesman who is still desperate to follow his dream to become a rock star.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a mockumentary feature that follows the clueless title character as he self-finances a tour across the United Kingdom with his band Foregone Conclusion. As you might expect, audiences aren’t so keen to receive the band, and Brent continues to make every situation awkward with his inappropriate sense of humor and complete lack of self-awareness.
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Ricky Gervais‘ relationship with Netflix continues. The streaming service recently released his last film, Special Correspondance, and they’re also the home to the Gervais-led series, Derek. Their latest venture together is The Office spinoff, which Netflix has just purchased and will distribute in select territories. The faux-rockumentary, David Brent: Life on the Road, follows the former Wernham Hogg Paper employee, David Brent, as he attempts to fulfill his dream of becoming a famous rockstar.
Below, learn more about The Office spinoff.
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If there’s one big screen revival of a TV show to get excited about this year, it’s the return of Ricky Gervais as The Office boss man David Brent. The awkward former manager of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company isn’t slinging paper anymore. Instead, he’s following his dreams by trying to become a famous singer songwriter. But in the first David Brent: Life on the Road teaser trailer, it’s clear that he hasn’t quite escaped life in an office just yet, and he’s still got the gift of making people supremely uncomfortable.
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After making a comfortable home at Netflix for his series Derek, British comedian Ricky Gervais is bringing an original comedy feature to the streaming service with Special Correspondents. In what feels like a Tropic Thunder meets Wag the Dog kind of story, Gervais plays a sound engineer who teams up with a radio journalist (Eric Bana) to fake a report from the front line of a war in Ecuador. But when they’re believed to be missing in the country, they end up having to actually go to Ecuador so their deception isn’t discovered.
The first Special Correspondents trailer has arrived, and while it doesn’t seem quite as hilarious as I was hoping, there are a few laughs to be had. Watch it below. Read More »
One week before the animated film was slated to hit theaters in the United States, Paramount Pictures has pulled The Little Prince from its schedule release date of March 18th, 2016. The film has been waiting to hit theaters in the US since debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last year and hitting various international markets afterwards. It’s already grossed $80 million overseas, but now it will have to wait a bit longer for a debut in the United States. However, the good news is that it sounds like we’ll still see the movie this year. Find out more about The Little Prince release date after the jump. Read More »
Whenever you have Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes, you just know you’re going to get some divisive comedy. The stand-up comedian and creator of The Office, Extras and Derek doesn’t hold back when he rips into Hollywood and its celebrities, and his monologue opening the 73rd Golden Globes was no exception. Jennifer Lawrence, Roman Polanski, The Martian and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were all skewered in his opening monologue, and you can watch it in full, complete with the f-bomb that actually made it on air. Read More »
Last spring, Netflix picked up a new comedy feature from comedian Ricky Gervais, the creator of The Office, Extras and the Netflix series Derek. Now it’s hitting the streaming service this year. Special Correspondents is written and directed by Gervais, who also stars in the film with Eric Bana and Vera Farmiga, and some new photos from the film have arrived along with an official release date for the comedy. Get the details below! Read More »