Derek: April 12th, Channel 4Posted: March 30, 2012
So this is just a quick update about Ricky’s new show Derek. I’ve had quite a few views on a previous post I typed way back when he first announced the show, so here’s something newer, shorter, and informationyer. He updated his blog a bit earlier to confirm that the pilot will be going out on Channel 4, April 12th. It sounds like it’s a one-off at the moment, so I guess if the ratings/reviews are good it’ll get a full series, so make sure you tune in and support it.
Derek appears to be going in a different direction from Gervais’ previous shows, looking like a comedy drama with much more emphasis on the drama. It’s a fake documentary following the title character, played by Ricky, who lives in a care home. Could be wrong, I don’t know the specifics and I’m too lazy to look it up. I’m very busy and important these days, and Glee is waiting to be watched on Sky Go. It also apparently features Sean Connery, or at least that’s what he was saying ages ago but there’s been no mention of him recently that I’ve seen, and Karl Pilkington takes on his first dramatic role as a dim northerner. Not a massive push but still interested to see how he gets on.
More info and ads etc when we see them…