Ricky Gervais is looking to bring his aloof The Office protagonist, David Brent, back to our TV screens. This May, he'll hit the road as David Brent for a music tour with the fictional character's band Forgone Conclusion. Gervais revealed that the tour is really a cover for his mockumentary idea.
“I want to do a tour, a little tour – and people think they’re seeing a tour," Gervais said. "I film it, but actually it’s Brent who thinks he’s making a [Martin] Scorsese-type thing of On The Road.
“Of course, behind the scenes, it is so much sadder and more poignant. It’s Spinal Tap meets sad Scorsese meets Anvil. It’s more of the breakdown of this man who thought he was going to be something else.”
Gervais said that the mockumentary will hopefully air on Netflix. Or HBO. Or BBC. Meaning that the project is in its beginning stages. It's a kernel of an idea, but a pretty promising one taking into account the strength of Gervais' Youtube series "Learn Guitar With David Brent."
Check out some footage of David Brent above.
[via Digital Spy]