What’s next for the creators of ‘The Office’

Office creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant will appear on ABC’s Nightline tonight to talk with Martin Bashir.

There’s also a great accompanying article on the Nightline site:

Gervais and Merchant were working together at a radio station in London when Merchant asked Gervais to perform in a short film he was making. In one feverish moment, David Brent was born.

“He just stood in front of the camera and performed this character, and it just came out of the box fully formed,” Merchant recalls.

“He’s not malicious. He’s free falling,” Gervais says of his character. “His worst crime is, I suppose, mistaking respect for popularity.”

Read What’s Next for the Creators of ‘The Office.’

Tipsters: Allie and Zahrah


  1. Awesome! Thanks Allie and Zahrah and Tanster! I looked for this after I heard the teaser on Nightline last night. And it IS a great article–can’t wait to see more tonight.

  2. lol there was no “whats next” in that whole article. all it did was revisit The Office, Extras and the now finished Podcast. WAY TO GO BASHIR

  3. I enjoyed the interview. And I suppose if you count the second season of Extras, which starts next week, then there are NEW things on the horizon…..

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