Czech Republic to remake 'The Office'

The original David Brent, Ricky Gervais, said Prague was the first place to produce a stage version of the Office. Credit: PA

The Czech Republic will be getting its very own David Brent as the Office is remade for audiences in the eastern European country.

The original Office, first shown on BBC screens back in 2001, has appeared in 90 countries across the globe.

However, BBC Worldwide, has sold the format, moving the action from Slough to Brno, the second biggest Czech city.

Co-creator Ricky Gervais, who played David Brent in the original BBC series said: "I'm extremely flattered and excited that there is about to be a new version of The Office.

"Prague was the first place in the world to produce a stage version, so I'm very glad a local adaptation is coming to TV too. Cue jokes about Gervais and another fat cheque."