Ricky Gervais to Make a Cameo on The Office
Office managers Michael Scott and David Brent are finally going to cross paths.
Ricky Gervais — who created the original British series and is an executive producer on the American adaptation — is slated to reprise his role from the British version of The Office on NBC's show, reports Vulture.
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"It's a little more than if you blink, you'll miss it, but if you don't set your TiVo right, you'll miss it," says show-runner Paul Lieberstein (who also plays Toby).
The scene was shot in September when both Gervais and Steve Carell were in town for the Emmys.
"Ricky had wanted to do something [with the U.S. Office] and it felt like we shouldn't go the whole series without them connecting," Lieberstein said. "But we had some issues to work out, like how does David Brent live in the world of Michael Scott."
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Ultimately, the decision was made to shoot without the Dunder-Mifflin backdrop.
"It's outside of the office, and it's just the two of them interacting," he says. "It's just a little nod to Steve and his final year."
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