Netflix's recent Emmy recognition had only just begun before the critically acclaimed 'Orange is the New Black' hit the scene, so will Ricky Gervais' controversial new series 'Derek' continue the streak? The streaming service has released a full trailer for its latest original series, though it remains to be seen if viewers will latch on Gervais' simple 'Derek' as they have his past protagonists.
While Netflix subscribers continue to chew their own hands off in anticipation of this weekend's 'Arrested Development' season 4 premiere, the streaming service has begun shoring up its plans for the latest original content releases. We previously heard that Jenji Kohan's 'Orange is the New Black' would drop this summer, while Ricky Gervais' controversial dramedy 'Derek' now has a September premiere. Find out about Gervais' TV return inside!
Whether hosting the Golden Globes or alienating the Hollywood elite, UK comedian Ricky Gervais seems to be followed by controversy everywhere he goes these days. That controversy has been no less apparent with Gervais' return to starring series with 'Derek,' taking the titular role of a mentally disabled nursing home worker. Naturally, advocate groups have taken aim at the acerbic comedian for making light of the challenged, but wouldn't you like to judge for yourself? Take a look at the trailer for Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' inside!