Ricky Gervais Likes the Idea of Turning ‘The Office’ Into Musical
The ‘After Life’ actor is open to a musical adaptation of his popular British sitcom which debuted in 2001 and came to an end after two seasons in 2003.
AceShowbiz –Ricky Gervais wants to turn his hit sitcom “The Office” into a musical.
The British comedian’s series about the deluded manager of a business in suburban England was such a hit when it aired back in 2001 it spawned a huge U.S. spin-off starring Steve Carell – and now Ricky thinks it’s due a musical adaptation.
He tells Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, “I think anything can be made a musical, The Office or whatever. It’s like people say to me you should do a sitcom about where I work, I’m a cab driver. And I go, ‘No you should do a sitcom about where you work because it depends on the expertise.’ “
However, he thinks his 2009 film “The Invention of Lying“, about a man who discovers he is the only person in the world who is able to avoid telling the truth, is even more suited for a West End or Broadway musical adaptation.
“The obvious one would be The Invention of Lying because it’s such a strong concept and the songs would be funny with people blurting out these truths,” the 58-year-old explains.
The second series of the funnyman’s new show, “After Life“, a black comedy about a bereaved widower, is on Netflix now.
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