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Title card for the UK original (top) and US version (bottom)

The Office is a mockumentary sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, first made in the United Kingdom, then Germany, and subsequently the United States. It has since been remade in eight other countries.

The original British series of The Office also starred Gervais as the boss and main character of the show. The two seasons were broadcast on BBC Two in 2001 and 2002, totalling 12 episodes, with two special episodes in 2003, and an extra short spectacular ten years later. A German version titled Stromberg ran for 46 episodes over five seasons, starting in 2004, and the follow-up film Stromberg - Der Film was released in German cinemas in 2014.

The longest-running version of the series, the US adaptation, ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013 for a total of 201 episodes.[1] The total overall viewership is in the hundreds of millions worldwide. According to Nielsen Ratings as of April 2019, the US version of The Office was the No. 1 streamed show on Netflix in the United States.[1] Extended episodes of the American adaptation have been added to the streaming platform Peacock, in addition to bloopers and extras.[2]

International versions[edit]

Country/Region Title Network Original run
 Canada La Job October 9, 2006 –
January 1, 2007
 Chile La ofis Canal 13 August 6, 2008 –
November 22, 2008
 Czech Republic Kancl ČT1 December 1, 2014 –
December 17, 2014
 Finland Konttori Nelonen March 3, 2017 –
February 15, 2019
 France Le Bureau Canal+ May 25, 2006 –
June 30, 2006
 Germany Stromberg ProSieben October 11, 2004 –
January 31, 2012
 India The Office Hotstar June 28, 2019 –
September 15, 2019
 Israel HaMisrad yes Comedy August 10, 2010 –
October 3, 2013
 Poland The Office PL Canal+ October 22, 2021 –
present
 Sweden Kontoret TV4 February 12, 2012 –
March 17, 2013
 United Kingdom The Office BBC Two July 9, 2001 –
December 27, 2003
 United States The Office NBC March 24, 2005 –
May 16, 2013

Counterparts[edit]

  • Note that the set-up of the German version is more distinct from the original than it is with most of the other versions. The characters given are rough counterparts in terms of their role in the series. They generally have different job descriptions and, in a few cases, may not even work for the company at all. This is mostly due to the fact that, unlike the other derivatives, Stromberg wasn't an official adaptation of the original series but was just inspired by it.
  • A Russian language version for Channel One Russia with an initial run of 24 episodes was announced in 2008, but was never produced.[3]
English-language German-language French-language Spanish-language Hebrew-language Swedish-language Czech-language Finnish-language Hindi-language Polish-language
United Kingdom United States Germany France Canada Chile Israel Sweden Czech Republic Finland India Poland
Name The Office The Office Stromberg Le Bureau
("The Office")
La Job
("The Job")
La ofis [es]
("The Office")
HaMisrad (המשרד, "The Office") Kontoret [sv]
("The Office")
Kancl ("The Office") Konttori [fi]
("The Office")
The Office The Office PL
Firm Wernham Hogg Dunder Mifflin[a] Capitol-Versicherung AG Cogirep Les Papiers Jennings Papeles Lozano פייפר אופיס (Piper Office) Svensk kontorshygien AB Papír a print Leskisen paperi Wilkins Chawla Kropliczanka
Business Paper Paper and Office Supplies[a] Insurance Paper Paper Paper Office supplies Office hygiene Paper Paper Paper Mineral water
Location Slough Scranton Cologne Villepinte Côte-de-Liesse Santiago Centro Yehud Upplands-Väsby Brno Riihimäki Faridabad Siedlce
Regional
Manager
David Brent
(Ricky Gervais)
Michael Scott
(Steve Carell)
Andy Bernard
(Ed Helms)
Bernd Stromberg
(Christoph Maria Herbst)
Gilles Triquet
(François Berléand)
David Gervais
(Antoine Vézina)
Manuel Cerda
(Luis Gnecco)
Avi Meshulam
(Dvir Benedek)
Ove Sundberg
(Henrik Dorsin)
Marek Chvála

(Václav Kopta)

Pentti Markkanen
(Sami Hedberg)
Jagdeep Chadda
(Mukul Chadda)
Michał Holc
(Piotr Polak)
president

Patrycja
(Vanessa Aleksander)
vicepresident
Senior Sales
Representative
Tim Canterbury
(Martin Freeman)
Jim Halpert
(John Krasinski)
Ulf Steinke
(Oliver Wnuk)
Paul Delorme
(Jérémie Elkaïm)
Louis Tremblay
(Sébastien Huberdeau)
Diego Ramírez
(Pablo Cazals)
Yossi
(Eldad Fribas)
Erik Lundkvist
(Kim Sulocki)
Tomáš Trojan
(Michal Dalecký)
Timo
(Pyry Äikää)
Amit Sharma
(Sayandeep Sengupta)

Franek
(Mikołaj Matczak)
new marketing specialist
Assistant (to the) Regional Manager Gareth Keenan
(Mackenzie Crook)
Dwight Schrute
(Rainn Wilson)
Berthold "Ernie" Heisterkamp
(Bjarne Mädel)
Joel Liotard
(Benoît Carré)
Sam Bisaillon
(Paul Ahmarani)
Cristián Müller
(Mauricio Dell)
Yariv Shauli
(Maayan Blum)
Viking Ytterman
(Björn Gustafsson)
Jáchym Kořen
(Radim Novák)
Jaakko
(Antti Heikkinen)
T.P. Mishra
(Gopal Datt)
Darek
(Adam Woronowicz)
head of the logistics department
Receptionists Dawn Tinsley
(Lucy Davis)
Pam Beesly
(Jenna Fischer)
Erin Hannon
(Ellie Kemper)
Tanja Seifert
(Diana Staehly)
Laetitia Kadiri
(Anne-Laure Balbir)
Anne Viens
(Sophie Cadieux)
Rocío Poblete
(Nathalia Aragonese)
Dana
(Mali Levi)
Therese Johansson
(Sissela Benn)
Anna Kručinská
(Sara Venclovská)
Anna
(Linda Wiklund)
Pammi
(Samridhi Dewan)
Asia
(Kornelia Strzelecka)
Temp Ricky Howard
(Oliver Chris)
Ryan Howard
(B. J. Novak)
Jonas Fischer
(Max Mauff)
Felix Pradier
(Xavier Robic)
Felipe Tomic
(César Sepúlveda)
Regev Steiner
(Amir Wolf)
Ota Kačer
(Jiří Hájek)
"OP"
(K. Puura)
Sapan Gill
(Abhinav Sharma)
Corporate
Supervisors
Jennifer Taylor‑Clarke
(Stirling Gallacher)
Jan Levinson
(Melora Hardin)
Gabe Lewis
(Zach Woods)
Tatjana Berkel
(Tatjana Alexander)
Juliette Lebrac
(Astrid Bas)
Emmanuelle Sirois-Keaton
(Nathalie Coupal)
Jimena Ibarra
(Liliana García)
Yelena
(Helena Yaralova)
Idun Falkenberg
(Lisa Linnertorp)
Lenka Falešníková-Vondráčková
(Pavla Vitázková)
Katariina
(Vera Kiiskinen)
Riya Pahwa
(Gauahar Khan)
Accountants Sheila
(Jane Lucas)
Angela Martin
(Angela Kinsey)
Daniel Gabarda
(Frédéric Merlo)
Yanni
(Jimena Nuñez)

Teresita
(Luz María Yacometti)
Karol
(Roberto Pollak)

Ababa "Avi" Sharon
(Yossi Vassa)
Lennart Forsström
(Rikard Ulvshammar)

Anna Norén
(Anna Åström)

Margareta Wivallius
(Ingbritt Hjälm)
Petra
(Barbora Sousa)
Maarit
(Lotta Lindroos)
Anjali
(Priyanka Setia)
Sebastian
(Jan Sobolewski)
Oliver
(Howard Saddler)
Oscar Martinez
(Oscar Nunez)
Viktor
(Tomáš Sýkora)
Farzin
(Mazdak Nassir)
Rinchin
(Chien Ho Liao)
Keith Bishop
(Ewen MacIntosh)
Kevin Malone
(Brian Baumgartner)
César
(Alfredo Portuondo)
Teppo
(Jan Nyquist)
Kutti
(Gavin Methalaka)
Travelling Sales
Representative
Chris Finch
(Ralph Ineson)
Todd Packer
(David Koechner)
Theo Hölter
(Andreas Schmidt)
Didier Leguelec
(Jean-Pierre Loustau)
Rocky Larocque
(Yves Amyot)
Carlitos García
(Sergio Piña)
Shimi Guetta
(Shai Avivi)
"Boozen"
(Kristoffer Appelquist)
Jiří Nebeský
(Rastislav Gajdoš)
Prem Chopra
(Ranvir Shorey)
Receptionist's
fiancé
Lee
(Joel Beckett)
Roy Anderson
(David Denman)
Roland
(off camera)
Ludovic Correia
(Julien Favart)
Luc
(Martin Tremblay)
Marco Lavi
(Alon Hamawi)
Kenneth Gustavsson
Peter Jansson
Libor
(Dušan Vitázek)
Ripa
(Leo Honkonen)
Parmeet
(Kunal Pant)
Senior Sales Representative's
girlfriend
Rachel
(Stacey Roca)
Katy Moore
(Amy Adams)
Karen Filippelli
(Rashida Jones)
Tanja Seifert
(see above)
Julie
(Évelyne Rompré)
Catalina
(María José Urúza)
Shiri
(Noa Wollman)
Loveleen
(Anandita Pagnis)
Other office
co-workers
Jamie
(Jamie Deeks)

Ben
(Ben Bradshaw)

Emma
(Emma Manton)

Donna
(Sally Bretton)

Joan
(Yvonne D’Alpra)

Malcolm
(Robin Hooper)

Brenda
(Julie Fernandez)

Trudy
(Rachel Isaac)

Stanley Hudson
(Leslie David Baker)

Phyllis Lapin-Vance
(Phyllis Smith)

Kelly Kapoor
(Mindy Kaling)

Toby Flenderson
(Paul Lieberstein)

Meredith Palmer
(Kate Flannery)

Creed Bratton
(Creed Bratton)

Erika Burstedt
(Martina Eitner-Acheampong)

Jennifer Schirrmann
(Milena Dreißig)

Lars Lehnhoff
(Laurens Walter)

Nicole Rückert
(Angelika Richter)

Hans Schmelzer
(Ralf Husmann)

Sabine Buhrer
(Maja Beckmann)
Trini
(Karla Matta)

Jesús
(Marcelo Valdivieso)

Benito Rojas

Dante Espinoza
Yevgeni
(Dima Ross)

Leah
(Ayelet Robinson)

Riki
(Hilla Sarjon)

Abed
(Jamil Khoury)
Britt-Marie Lind
(Veronica Dahlström)

Massoud Ghorbani
(Hassan Brijany)

Robin T. Larsson
(David Druid)

Örjan Almqvist
(Christoffer Olofsson)
Aune
(Paula Siimes)

Leyla
(Ushma Olava)
Saleem
(Sunil Jetly)
Sarla Bansal
(Preeti Kochar)
Madhukar
(Mayur Bansiwal)
Kitty Kataria
(Mallika Dua)
Bożena
(Milena Lisiecka)

Gośka
(Monika Obara)

Agnieszka
(Monika Kulczyk)

Levan
(Marcin Pempuś)

Łuki
(Adam Bobik)
Warehouse
Foreman
Glynn "Taffy"
(David Schaal)
Darryl Philbin
(Craig Robinson)
Sami
(Yaniv Suissa)
Kenneth Gustavsson
(Peter Jansson)
Roman
(Martin Tlapák)
Rajinder
(Manpreet Singh)
Notes
  1. ^ a b From Mid-Season 6 to the conclusion of Season 8, Dunder Mifflin was a subsidiary of Sabre - a printer company. During this time, Dunder Mifflin also sold Sabre printer and printing supplies

Awards and honors[edit]

Selected major awards won only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Metz, Nina. "The Office' is Netflix's most popular show, even though it was made for and originally aired on an old-school broadcast network. Oh, the irony". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ Spangler, Todd (14 December 2020). "'The Office' to Stream Exclusively on NBCU's Peacock Starting Next Month, With First Two Seasons Free". Variety. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  3. ^ Smith, Neil (20 February 2018). "The Office: 10 David Brents from around the world". BBC News. Retrieved 10 June 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ The 2001 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
  5. ^ The 2002 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
  6. ^ The 2003 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.

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