Ricky Gervais Will Cameo on U.S. Office
Ricky Gervais is pretty popular this week, fresh off his fantastic job at the Golden Globes (see all his work here) we now have news that Ricky will have a cameo on The Office as David Brent. Ricky of course created The Office, one of the best TV series of all time which was later adopted by the U.S. with Steve Carell starring.
I haven’t seen a lot of the Carell version but I can guarantee I’ll be watching it for this. Vulture has learned that Ricky Gervais shot a top-secret cameo back in September that will appear in the cold open of the January 27 episode of the NBC series. “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 Office show-runner Paul Lieberstein. “It’s outside of the office, and it’s just the two of them interacting,” he says. “It’s just a llittle nod to Steve and his final year.” To help maintain the cone of silence, Lieberstein adds, “We didn’t even tell NBC at first. So [Ricky] worked for free. But don’t print that — it might get him in trouble with the INS.”