Domhnall Gleeson to star in The Office spin-off

Domhnall Gleeson is set to star in the sitcom credit:Bang Showbiz
Domhnall Gleeson is set to star in the sitcom credit:Bang Showbiz

Domhnall Gleeson has been cast in a new sitcom inspired by 'The Office'.

The 40-year-old actor will star alongside Sabrina Impacciatore in a new, untitled mockumentary series that's been inspired by the award-winning sitcom.

Lisa Katz, the president of NBCUniversal Entertainment, said in a statement: "It’s been more than ten years since the final episode of 'The Office' aired on NBC, and the acclaimed comedy series continues to gain popularity and build new generations of fans on Peacock.

"In partnership with Universal Television and led by the creative team of Greg Daniels and Michael Koman, this new series set in the universe of Dunder Mifflin introduces a new cast of characters in a fresh setting ripe for comedic storytelling: a daily newspaper."

The new series has been developed by Greg Daniels - who created the US version of 'The Office' - and 'Nathan For You' co-creator Michael Koman.

The sitcom will follow a struggling Midwestern newspaper, with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant serving as executive producers on the project.

Ricky co-created and co-wrote 'The Office' in the early 2000s, and he previously acknowledged that the UK sitcom changed his life.

The award-winning star also admitted that he revelled in the show's success.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "I enjoyed every moment of it.

"I enjoyed the result and I enjoyed the pride. I also realised in retrospect that I didn't enjoy all those things because of how good I thought it had turned out. I enjoyed it because of how hard it was."

The acclaimed comedy series - which also starred the likes of Martin Freeman and Mackenzie Crook - has become one of Britain's most successful TV shows ever, leading to the Emmy-winning American remake on NBC.

Ricky previously confessed that it marked the first time he'd ever really applied himself to a creative project.

He said: "I suppose I was always creative. I did start 20 novels, and then went, 'Ah, too hard,' and went to the bar."