Ricky Gervais' new series 'Derek' to air on Netflix in September

May 21, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Netflix says it will premiere "Derek," an original series starring, written, directed and executive-produced by British comedian Ricky Gervais, this September.

All seven 30-minute episodes in the series will be available to Netflix subscribers Sept. 12.

The show has already aired on British television and was recently renewed for a second season.

David Earl, Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman star in "Derek" along with Gervais in the show Netflix describes as "a bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society's margins."

"Ricky Gervais is one of the most distinctive comedy voices of his generation," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a statement Tuesday.

"With 'Derek,' 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."

Gervais is the creator and star of the British sitcoms "Extras" and "The Office."

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