TVLine reports that Ricky Gervais, star of the original British version of The Office, will reprise his role as David Brent in the US version of the series:
Sources confirm that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role from the original overseas version of the comedy in the Jan. 27 episode of the U.S. redo. As you’d expect, details are sketchy. But what I’m being told is that Gervais — who not only created the British Office but retains an exec producer title on the American remake — will cross paths (and perhaps swords?) with his Yank counterpart, Steve Carell’s Michael.
The Office returns with new episodes tomorrow night, January 20, on NBC.