Full Series of Ricky Gervais’ Derek Is Commissioned By Channel 4

(Written for HeyUGuys)

Following the success of the pilot episode for Ricky Gervais’ latest comedy series, Derek, which aired in April, Channel 4 have now commissioned a full series of the show.

Set in an old people’s home in England. the series centres on Derek, who is played by Gervais, and follows a number of the home’s workers and residents too.

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Ricky Gervais Pilots New Old Folks’ Comedy

(Written for BritScene)

Ricky Gervais’ latest comedy series Life’s Too Short has only just begun airing in the UK, but the British comedian is already moving forward with his next project. According to reports, Gervias has been busy filming a pilot for a new show which will be set in an old peoples’ home. If the rumors swirling around the internet are true, Gervais may have persuading movie legend Sean Connery to come out of retirement to play his on-screen friend.

Charlie Hanson – producer of Extras, Life’s Too Short, and Cemetery Junction – revealed earlier this month that Gervais was about to start work on a secret new Channel 4 project, and told the Cofilmic comedy film conference in Manchester that, “It may well change yet. Ricky will be in it and be one of the main people, with a couple of others.”

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