The English comedian starred as cringe-inducing boss David Brent in the original BBC version of the show and sold the concept to U.S. TV network NBC, who cast The 40 Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell as the Brent-like manager Michael Scott.
Gervais says, "The success of the American Office is overwhelming. It's a pleasure and honor to continue being involved.
"They've could've panicked and watered it down, overreacted for live studio catchphrases and unrealistic characters begging for laughs--but they didn't."
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