The next series of Ricky Gervais’ series, Derek, will launch on Netflix on September 12 this year. The show which The Office star writes, directs executive-produces and stars in is a bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on societyâs margins.
âDerekâ? centers on Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the homeâs residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like.
Working alongside Derek is Dougie (Pilkington), his landlord who is one of lifeâs unlucky individuals; Kev (Earl), a lovable car-crash; and Hannah (Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derekâs best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.
âRicky Gervais is one of the most distinctive comedy voices of his generation,â? said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. âWith âDerekâ, Ricky takes on new territory and mixes comedy with drama that is sometimes touching and sometimes heartbreaking. We are proud to partner with Ricky to present this unique and wonderful series to our members.â?
Creator and star of ‘The Office (U.K.)’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office (U.K.)’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes.