Ricky Gervais isn’t normally associated with semi-cuddly characters, but he takes a turn toward the sort of lovable with “Derek,” which makes its Netflix debut Sept. 12 at 12:01 a.m. PT. All seven 30-minute episodes will be available at launch.
Everyone who’s already signed up for Netflix in order to see “Arrested Development” will be able to watch the show, except for viewers in the U.K. The show already aired on Channel 4 there and was recently renewed for a second season, so don’t worry. Netflix has nothing against the British.
David Earl, Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman star in “Derek,” along with Gervais. “Derek” is produced by Derek Productions Ltd. for Netflix.