#FIRSTLOOK: RICKY GERVAIS TO RELEASE NEW SERIES “DEREK” ON NETFLIX
He’s been laying low since last year’s Golden Globes Kerfuffle, but we now have word that he’s back and badder than ever. Funnyman Ricky Gervais, Creator of The Office, has partnered with Netflix to release his brand new Series DEREK this Fall!
The official Synopsis is below:
A bittersweet Comedy-Drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, DEREK centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent Man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the Home’s Residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Working alongside Derek is Dougie (Karl Pilkington), his Landlord who is one of life’s unlucky individuals; Kev (Earl), a loveable train wreck; and Hannah (Kerry Godliman), a Care Worker in the Home and Derek’s Best Friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.
Gervais not only stars in the Series, but also produces, directs and writes.
Netflix releases all seven episodes of DEREK on Thursday, September 12, 2013, just as we’ll be recovering from TIFF 2013 on our couches!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)