And as his iconic character David Brent, no less. At least if EW’s Michael Ausielllo is right (and he’s rarely wrong). “I heard an unconfirmed rumor earlier today that Ricky Gervais was seriously considering reprising his role as original Office manager David Brent on the U.S. version later this season. Too good to be true, right? That’s what I thought. Well, about an hour ago, Ricky Gervais took the stage at press tour (he’s here promoting his new self-titled animated HBO comedy) and hinted that he might do something with the U.S. Office next season. Bottom line? I think there’s a very strong chance that Michael Scott is going to come face-to-face with his British doppelganger, the only question now is when.”
I’m not sure the internet or comedy nerds could handle this development (even if I would rather have seen the American characters guesting on the British show, since you can be a bit more edgy on the BBC). The only thing perhaps better than Michael Scott awkwardly squaring off with David Brent, would be Garreth Keenan going toe-to-toe with Dwight Schrute.