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Ricky Gervais to make Derek special

2014-09-18 05:00
Ricky Gervais

Los Angeles - Ricky Gervais has announced plans to make a one-off episode of Derek.

The sitcom has already run for two series and while Gervais admits he considered making a third, he says he ultimately decided to stick to his usual format.

Writing in a blog post, Gervais said: "I did toy with a third series, particularly after the Emmy nod, but I decided to stick to my usual formula of two series and a special."

Gervais made the statement in reference to two of his earlier shows, The Office and Extras, both of which had the same format.

As well as writing and starring in Derek, Gervais has a number of other projects in the works at the moment, including Life on the Road, the much-anticipated movie that follows the musical exploits of David Brent from 'The Office'.

In a recent interview, Gervais said that he is using his personal experiences of making music to inspire the script.

He told ITV's This Morning: "I brought him back briefly for Comic Relief, because people were asking, 'What is he doing now?'

"So it's ten years after The Office and he is currently going up and down the UK selling cleaning products, but he's never let go of that dream of being a popstar!"

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