Tuesday, January 15, 2008


BBC-Americas has given licence to Chilean TV to remake 'The Office', tailored to their market. It will be the first adaptation of Ricky Gervais' show in South America; variations exist in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, and I believe in India as well.

From "Variety":

"The license covers seasons one and two of the office-set spoof documentary plus end-of-season specials. Chilecorto and Canal 13-Chile, part of leading Chilean network UCTV, will begin production early this year; the show will air on Canal 13-Chile in May.

Chilean actor Luis Gnecco will play the role of the smug boss played by Gervais in the British version (and Steve Carell in the NBC remake), which has gone into syndication."

Gervais says he won't rest until he has an Inuit doing "the dance".

[Thanks to Rob Buckley for the heads-up!]

Toby OB

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