Yes, yes, we know, it’s a teaser trailer and it’s supposed to be short, but we couldn’t help but to want to see a teeny bit more of Ricky Gervais’ upcoming series Life’s Too Short . Still, what we did get from the preview of the new BBC2 series is that Gervais is teaming up once again with his most excellent right hand man Stephen Merchant, as well as their Extras co-star Shaun Williamson (Barry, occasional BBC star/Car Phone Warehouse employee) and guest star Warwick Davis, who appeared in one of the best episodes of that series as a dwarf who acts opposite Andy Millman (Gervais) only to be — literally — a pushover.
As Gervais explains in the compact clip (sorry, it’s almost impossible not to use words associated with small here!), Life’s Too Short won’t be unlike the aforementioned Extras or his other classic, The Office, in that it’s a “fake documentary … and a backdrop to media.” According to the BBC, the series will center around Davis (Willow, Harry Potter, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) who plays “a fictional version of himself” (re: “desperate, conniving, fame-hungry”) who runs a talent agency called, Dwarves For Hire. In the tradition of Gervais’ inspired/awkward/hilarious series, we have a feeling Life’s Too Short will stack up just fine.
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