The fake documentary-style BBC-style show lasted two series and a two-part special before ending in 2003. It followed the daily life of the Slough Office of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company, directed by David Brent (played by Gervais).
In a new interview, Gervais reiterated his position on relaunching the show, saying he will not bring it back.
“I don’t think I’ll ever bring back the old favorites,” he said. The sunTV Mag. “People think they want more, but they don’t. They just want the feeling they got when they first saw it. David Brent at 60 is too sad. “
Office may have stopped after two seasons, but the American adaptation with Steve Carell and John Krasinski lasted nine seasons before ending in 2013.
Elsewhere in the interview, Gervais said he was ready to make a third season of After Life, even though the second season has yet to air.
“For the first time, I wanted to do a third season of something,” he said. “[[[[After life]is my favorite set I’ve ever made.
“This is the richest world I have created, it is not just a comedy about being in an office or an extra. So I started to think about it, but we have to see how season two goes. If people say, “This is the worst show,” I will not do one. It must be a sought after reminder from Netflix and the public for me to do so. “
The second season of After life hits Netflix next week.
The comedy drama sees Gervais as Tony Johnson, a man who finds it hard to cope with the life of a widower after the death of his wife.
In a four-star review, Beth Webb of NME said that the second set of After life is “Gervais’ most moving work to date.”
Meanwhile, Gervais spoke out against those who complain about privileged positions while the NHS continues to fight coronaviruses during the global pandemic.
The comedian said in an interview to The sun that he had little sympathy for anyone charged with staying at home after celebrities posted videos of lavish homes.