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The Office To Be Made And Adapted For Czech TV

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12/22/2013 8:15 am
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The Office To Be Made And Adapted For Czech TV
Media Courtesy of the BBC
Dean Richards

Staff Writer

The Czech Republic is set to be the next country to have its own adaptation of Ricky Gervais' The Office. The series, which only had two seasons in the UK, has been adapted in countries all around the world, from Chile to Israel to the US, and will now be making its way to Czech broadcaster CT1. Original creator Ricky Gervais told the Hollywood Reporter "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 check." Despite the fact that only 14 episodes were made in the UK, The Office has certainly been an extremely successful series, with the adaptation in Germany lasting for 5 seasons and the one in the US lasting for 9 before wrapping up earlier this year. Duncan Copper, an executive producer at BBC Worldwide who will help develop the Czech series, stated that "It's brilliant how it resonates with such varied audiences and cultures, from the U.S. to Chile. And it is always fascinating to see a new cast and how they interpret the characters." In the Czech adaptation, incompetent manager David Brent, who was originally portrayed by Gervais himself, will be played by local actor Vaclav Kopta, and the series will be set in the city of Brno. Václav Kopta "We've treated The Office scripts with great respect, conscious to preserve the genius of the originals, while tailoring them to the Czech audience," CT1's creative producer David Ziegelbauer added. "I am confident we are bringing a new kind of entertainment to Czech Republic audiences."


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