Perhaps not as flashy as its Netflix counterparts like 'Orange is the New Black' or 'House of Cards,' Ricky Gervais' quiet dramedy 'Derek' earned a considerable amount of praise in its inaugural season, at least enough to merit a second season this May. Now, the first trailer for 'Derek' season 2 has hit, showcasing more than a few changes in store for the simple nursing home worker.
After the first season saw Derek (Gervais) introduced to his absentee father Anthony (Tony Rohr), 'Derek' season 2 will see the man actually moving into the home at which the characters work. As Netflix puts it, "In the second season, Derek’s kindness has truly extended to those around him as he forges new friendships. The retirement home’s residents and employees have built a familial community and Derek’s positive outlook and good natured spirit allows them to persevere through the difficult times that they sometimes face."
For those unfamiliar with the series, the first six episodes of which can all be found on Netflix:
An Award-winning bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, “Derek” centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Working alongside Derek is Dougie (Karl Pilkington), his landlord who is one of life’s unlucky individuals; Kev (David Earl), a loveable train wreck; and Hannah (Kerry Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derek’s best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.
You can check out the full season 2 trailer for Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' above (see if you can spot 'Game of Thrones' Ser Dontos!), and tell us what you think of the series in the comments! Will you tune in for the May 30 premiere?