The Office to be re-made in Chile

 The Office, the British comedy series starring Ricky Gervais, is set to be re-made in Chile after BBC Worldwide struck a deal with local broadcaster Canal 13.

BBC Worldwide Americas sold the format rights to series one and two plus the end of season specials to Canal 13 and local production company Chilecorto and will start production early this year. 

This follows a hugely successful US version of the show in the United States, which airs on NBC and stars Steve Carell, as well as versions in Germany and France.

Canal 13, which is owned by the Chilean university Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, is the first Latin American country to make a local version of The Office, which originally aired on BBC2.