Derek returns for second series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 March 2013
Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais' controversial comedy 'Derek' has been given a second series by Channel 4

'Derek' has been given a second series.

The controversial comedy - Ricky Gervais' latest creation - revolves around the staff and residents of Broad Hill Retirement Home and while the critics panned it, it was a hit with audiences.

So Channel 4 have recommissioned another series, which stars Ricky as the title character with support from Karl Pilkington, Kerry Godliman and David Earl.

Following the announcement, Ricky said: "'Derek' is probably my favourite thing of everything I've done, so I can't wait to start thinking up some new adventures for the gang."

Channel 4's head of comedy Phil Clarke added: "I am delighted that Derek is coming back for a second run on Channel 4. It's an original comic vision, brave, funny and touching, with a star performance at its heart. It has already garnered a loyal following."

Ricky - who created and starred in 'The Office' - had previously promised to self-finance a second series had C4 not wanted to air it.

'Derek' debuted with a pilot episode in April 2012, with a full series following in January of this year.

Its first run ends on Wednesday (06.03.13) at 10pm on Channel 4.

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