Derek: trailer

A trailer has been released for the next series from Ricky Gervais, Derek.

Gervais plays a nursing home worker, along side Karl Pilkington and Kerry Godliman.

But it wouldn’t be Gervais without a little controversy. In the UK he has already been criticised for making fun of the vulnerable.

Derek is a fictional character and is defined by his creator. Me,” he said in an interview. “If I say I don’t mean him to be disabled then that’s it. A fictional doctor can’t come along and prove me wrong. He’s different. But then so are a lot of people. He’s not the smartest tool in the box but he’s cleverer than Father Dougal, and not as different as Mr. Bean. He’s based on those people you meet who are on the margins of society. Nerds, loners, under achievers.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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