Ricky Gervais' dwarf comedy
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 September 2010
'The Office' creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are writing a new comedy series about dwarf actor Warwick Davis
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have written a new comedy series about a dwarf.
The British funnymen - who are behind global sensations 'The Office' and 'Extras' - have started work on new six-part series 'Life's Too Short' which will be filmed next year about actor Warwick Davis.
Ricky said: "Third in our trilogy of TV sitcoms, 'Life's Too Short' is another naturalist observational comedy, dealing with everyday problems, human foibles and social faux pas... but with a dwarf."
The BBC Two series will follow the life of Warwick - who has previously starred in 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter' - and the problems he faces every day.
Warwick said: "I am absolutely thrilled that the BBC has 'green-lit' the first series of 'Life's Too Short'. For me, it is my dream acting job. I will be collaborating with the very best in the business - the BBC, who produce the finest television in the world, and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are without doubt the best comedy writer/directors there are - they've won a couple of awards!"
As well as writing the 30-minute-long episodes, Ricky and Stephen will also play themselves several times and executively produce and direct the series.