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Ricky Gervais' Office spinoff movie will head to Netflix after theatrical premiere

Ricky Gervais' Office spinoff movie will head to Netflix after theatrical premiere

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Ricky Gervais is making a movie-length spinoff of The Office, and Netflix just acquired the global rights to it, Deadline reports. Gervais announced the news on SiriusXM's Opie with Jim Norton Show today. "This is exciting news and this is top secret, so I’m going to say it now. Netflix has bought out the rest of the world again," Gervais said, according to Deadline.

The spinoff is called David Brent: Life On The Road, and will follow Gervais' Brent as he tries to fulfill his life-long dream of being a rockstar. The movie, like the series, will be filmed mockmentary-style, and will take place 15 years after the series conclusion, Deadline reports. It will premiere in UK theaters on August 19th; no date has been set for its Netflix arrival.