ricky and steve on the US version
The American David Brent is to be called Michael Scott. He will be played by comedian Steve Carrell from The Daily Show.
I love The Office! All this talk of doing it (the show, I mean) here in America has me a little perturbed. Aren't you afraid we're going to ruin it like we do everything else?
asked Courtney of Chicago, IL USA
Ricky and Steve: Many of our influences are American - Larry Sanders, Spinal Tap - so there’s no reason why an American version can’t be great. We went to a read-through with the new cast and we were very excited.
What's the American equivilant of Slough?
NPR interview with Ricky Gervais
Ricky: We've been sort of talking to Greg Daniels who is writing the pilot for the American version and obviously by definition you never know if you're talking an interpersonal language but we think that Newark [New Jersey] might have an essential Slough-ness to it.
Ricky Gervais on what he considers is the best sitcom ever.
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