Only fourteen episodes of the slough-based office exploits of David Brent and co. were ever made, despite the cult success of the Ricky Gervais-created show. Now the 52-year-old comic actor has revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times that Brent is back, for an indefinite period of time.
Aside from the two series of The Office, as well as two TV specials, the loved and loathed character can also be seen on YouTube in a spoof series named Learn Guitar with David Brent. In the recent interview Gervais commented “I think I’ve got something, but I’m still working on it - the music side of it is really a Trojan horse for something else I want to try. It's just an idea. I want to do a tour, a little tour and people think they're seeing a tour,” he explained. “I film it, but actually it's Brent who thinks he's making a Scorsese-type thing of [Jack Kerouac’s] 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”. Once Brent has returned for a “justified” reason, it’s all a relief.