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Netflix Will Stream Ricky Gervais' The Office Spin-Off Film

David Brent returns as a musician

Kaitlin Thomas

Ricky Gervais announced Tuesday that his film David Brent: Life on the Road--a spin-off of The Office--would stream exclusively on Netflix in the United States. The movie catches up with Brent years after the series' end, trying to make it as a musician.

Gervais made the announcement (above) during an appearance on the "Opie With Jim Norton" show on SiriusXM.

"This is exciting news and this is top secret, so I'm going to say it now. Netflix has bought out the rest of the world again," Gervais said. "Which is great for me, because I'd rather 20 million people see it than half a million people see it in cinemas, do you know what I mean? Because I want to do tours off the back of it. So for me, it's great."

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David Brent: Life on the Road was written, directed by and stars Gervais, who has previously teamed up with Netflix for Derek and Special Correspondents. David Brent's predecessor, The Office, was a mockumentary series that ran for two six-episode seasons from 2001 to 2003 in the U.K.; the U.S. remake starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013.

You can watch the trailer for the film below: