Ricky Gervais’s Derek Airs In April
Ricky Gervais’s new sitcom pilot Derek will be screened on Channel 4 in April, it has been announced.
Of Gervais’s new nursing-home based sitcom, a Channel 4 spokesperson said: “Channel 4 is very excited to be working with Ricky Gervais on this new project and it’s wrong to say we have rejected a series. The pilot will be on TV in April and then there’ll be further discussions about the potential for a full series.”
Derek Noakes (Gervais) is described as “a tender, innocent man whose love for his job and the people he cares for shines through. He’s 49 years old and loves animals, Rolf Harris, Jesus, Deal or No Deal, Million Pound Drop and Britain’s Got Talent – but his main hobby is autograph hunting”. And fans of the man with a head shaped like an orange, also known as Karl Pilkington, stars in his acting debut. He portrays retirement home landlord Dougie, Noakes’s employer.
It’s also rumored Sean Connery will appear, as a resident of the care home we’re guessing.
[Source: Digital Spy]