Ricky Gervais as David Brent in <i>The Office</i>.

Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office.

British comedian Ricky Gervais will revisit David Brent, his famous character from The Office, for a new mockumentary.

The star and co-creator of the original The Office TV series reprised his role as the cringeworthy manager last year for a string of sold-out stage shows with his fake band Foregone Conclusion.

Gervais recently revealed he had been filming behind-the-scenes footage at various gigs across the UK in the hope of transforming the footage into a movie in the style of iconic rock parody This Is Spinal Tap.

The actor has now signed a deal with BBC Films to make the project happen.

Life on the Road will feature interviews with Brent over a decade after The Office ended in 2003 as he attempts to reinvent himself as a rock star.

A statement from BBC executives reads: "We find out what Brent is doing now and what's happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved (paper company) Wernham Hogg.

"He's a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star."

Gervais has since taken to Twitter to clear up any confusion about the mockumentary.

The film is due to go into production next year.

WENN