Here’s the Trailer for Ricky Gervais’s Controversial New Show ‘Derek’


Ricky Gervais recently tweeted out this trailer for his new show Derek, a comedy-drama that’s set to premiere later this year on Channel 4 in the UK and exclusively on Netflix in the US (the pilot aired last April). Gervais plays the title character, Derek, a care worker at an old folks home and stars alongside Kerry Godliman, David Earl, and his frequent collaborator Karl Pilkington. It’s Gervais’s first-ever show without Stephen Merchant, who’s off making his own (uncontroversial) show Hello Ladies for HBODerek has been the source of some controversy for mocking mentally disabled people, but Gervais insists that his character isn’t disabled, so expect that to probably come up again in the press when the show’s first season kicks off.