Ricky Gervais is in theaters now with Muppets Most Wanted (check out our video interviews with the cast right here), but he’s also heading back to the small screen with the upcoming second season of “Derek.” Today, a new trailer for the series has landed online and you can check it out in the player below!
Written, starring directed and executive-produced by Gervais, “Derek” also stars David Earl, Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman. 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 (Pilkington), his landlord who is one of life’s unlucky individuals; Kev (Earl), a loveable train wreck; and Hannah (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.
The second season of “Derek” premieres in the UK on April 23 with a domestic release via Netflix planned to follow soon thereafter.