Get ready for some office hilarity in a whole new continent!
According to a story from Variety, BBC Worldwide Americas has licensed its hit show The Office to be remade in Chile. This will be the first Spanish-language version of the sitcom. There are already remakes of the show created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in France, Germany and, of course, the popular NBC The Office version, which Gervais and Merchant also created.
"We stopped making 'The Office' in 2003 but the rest of the world didn't," Gervais said. "I won't be happy until I see an Inuit doing the dance."
The program will go into production shortly, with the episodes to be broadcast in May on Canal 13-Chile, with BBC executive Duncan Cooper, executive producer of formats and local production, assisting in the show's development.
"From watching 'The Office' we realized very quickly that the working day in Chile is actually very similar to office life in the U.K. and America," said Carmen Gloria Lopez, head of programming at Canal 13-Chile. "Our production will show you we have more in common than you might think."