Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Warkwick Davis wrap up series July 5 on HBO
Two-thirds of the comedy team that starred in the animated HBO Series “The Ricky Gervais Show’ will wrap up the comedy special “Life’s Too Short” this July, exclusively on HBO.
“Life’s Too Short” will conclude the story of Warwick Davis. The series is form the viewpoint of a little person “trying to hustle his way back into the spotlight” according to HBO. The special is scheduled to debut on Friday, July 5th. Davis will reprises his role as a fictionalized version of himself in the follow-up to the HBO comedy series.
According to HBO, the special is described as the following:
“After a long cold spell, things are looking up for the self-aggrandizing Davis, who once appeared in some of Hollywood’s biggest hits (the “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” films). He’s living with his new girlfriend, Amy, and is elated to learn from fellow “Willow” star Val Kilmer that a sequel to that 1988 fantasy may be in the works – if Davis can help raise funds to finance the film. Is the prospect too good to be true?”
The series itself is a seven-episode season, which started on HBO in February 2012. Starring actor Warwick Davis as he struggled to jumpstart his fading career and maintain his status as Britain’s “go-to” little person. In addition to running Dwarves for Hire, a talent agency for fellow showbiz little people, he regularly sought advice from his old pals Gervais and Merchant (playing versions of themselves) in hopes that their A-list celebrity connections would aid his career – to no avail. Among the top stars making cameos on the show last year were Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Cat Deeley.
Gervais and Merchant will return to series ending, as well as Jo Enright as Davis’ ex-wife, Sue; Rosamund Hanson as his dim-witted assistant, Cheryl; Steve Brody as his incompetent accountant; Colin Hoult as his spiritual counselor, Bryan Medici; Kiruna Stamell as Amy; and “EastEnders” actor Shaun Williamson as himself.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are the creators of the Golden Globe-winning BBC comedy series “The Office” and the HBO series “Extras” and “The Ricky Gervais Show.” In addition to his feature film credits, Warwick Davis guest-starred on the series “Extras.” LIFE’S TOO SHORT SPECIAL was created by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant & Warwick Davis; executive producers, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Mark Freeland; producer, Charlie Hanson; written and directed by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant.