"Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will Arnett for a regular in The Office," Gervais wrote on his blog. "Thoughts? I think he's amazing." Gervais is an executive producer on the stateside version.
Before Running Wilde, Arnett enjoyed a recurring arc on 30 Rock, as Jack Donaghy's rival, Devon Banks. He has twice been nominated for an Emmy for best guest actor in a comedy series.
The timing also works out for The Office, which will be down a cast member in April when star Steve Carell exits. However, even if Arnett's character were to be up for branch manager, he would have to compete against internal candidates Dwight (Rainn Wilson), Andy (Ed Helms) and Darryl (Craig Robinson).
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