Axed: Derek to end with special
Ricky Gervais confirms the final instalment for retirement home carer, Derek Noakes.
In a blog post about the making of new David Brent ‘documentary’ Life On The Road, he 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.”
Speaking to Radio Times earlier this year, Gervais had said wanted to end the story with more, before revealing it’s the “first time ever” he had considered extending his usual format: “I don’t think I’ll ever need to pay for anything myself. I think [Channel 4] would give me a third series if I wanted it if I’m being quietly confident.”
Gervais is resurrecting The Office‘s David Brent for Life On The Road as “a travelling salesman engaged in a belated bid for rock stardom.”
Derek Season 2 will premiere on Australia on BBC First on Friday October 10.