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Shaun of the Dead's Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) return in an animated form with the first clip from Phineas and Ferb's Halloween special, entitled "Night of the Living Pharmacists", airing Saturday, October 4 at 8 Pm Et during Disney Channel's Monstober block of programming.
We repoted in August that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will voice their characters from the 2004 zombie comedy, but little was known about the story at that time. This episode centers on a new device created by Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire), which accidentally turn everyone in Danville into "Doof-zombies" who run rampant all over town. While traditional zombies have to bite their victims, Doofenshmirtz's machine allows the transformation to be much easier.
Ever since the cult zombie classic Shaun of the Dead hit theaters exactly 10 years ago, many fans have been clamoring for a sequel. While that won't be happening anytime soon, Simon Pegg announced today on his Twitter page that he will reprise his role as Shaun, with Nick Frost returning as Ed for Phineas and Ferb's Halloween special on the Disney Channel this October.
Here’s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed’s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014
Of course, it isn't known how these beloved characters Shaun and Ed will fit into the Phineas and Ferb story, but the series has a long history of referencing hit movies since the show first started airing on the Disney Channel back in 2007. The show has referenced hits such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, E. »
So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:
Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.
Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.
In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »
BBC Films announced today that Ricky Gervais is bringing back his popular character David Brent from the original U.K. version of The Office for a new theatrical spin-off movie entitled Life on the Road, which will go into production next year. Check out the first official image from the movie, then take a look at the official press release below for more details.
Life on the Road is currently being developed with BBC Films and goes in to production in 2015. We find out what Brent is doing now and what's happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved Wernham Hogg. He's a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never »
After all these years, it's still hard to get rid of David Brent, innit? Yeah? Ricky Gervais will resurrect the irksome manager character from the landmark BBC series "The Office" for a feature film. "Life On The Road" will begin shooting next year, with BBC Films producing. The film will follow the former sales manager-turned-cleaning products salesman as he tries to make the big time as a musician, funding his own tour of the U.K. Gervais co-wrote and co-directed the original series with Stephen Merchant, and will likely call the shots behind the camera for the film, which will carry on the series' mockumentary style. Further casting details have yet to be revealed. Will other alumni from "The Office" show up? The series also starred Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. Since "The Office" ended in 2003, Gervais has resurrected the Brent character several times. He appeared in two season 7 episodes of the U. »
- Dave Lewis
Out of my love for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's original BBC comedy "The Office" I never watched a single episode of the U.S. version starring Steve Carell. I just didn't want that version tainting my appreciation for the original even though I've heard the American version was quite good, which it must have been to run as long as it had. However, outside of "Seinfeld", I don't think I've seen another television comedy that can match the original "Office", which ran for only two seasons with one additional Christmas special, never overstayed its welcome and also proved to be so much more than just a comedy in its final moments. Now, it's coming back, but not to television. amz asin="B0002W4P98" size="small"BBC Films has announced a movie titled Life on the Road, which will feature the return of Gervais as David Brent who's »
- Brad Brevet
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