Ricky Gervais working on sitcom
Comedian Ricky Gervais (top), is developing a new sitcom and has already started writing for it. The 55-year-old, who has not appeared in a sitcom since the end of Derek in 2014, says he has “written five pages” of a new show, about a man who has lost everything and is forced to move in with an “absolute loser relative”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Regarding the sitcom, Gervais said, “I had five projects which I have narrowed down to one sitcom. I have written five pages. I shouldn’t say but the idea is I get separated from my wife and I have to move in with an absolute loser relative. I have lost everything. I haven’t got a house, I haven’t got a job... I have to start dating again. It’s horrendous. At 55, I’ve got to start from scratch, and all I want is her (my wife) back. So it’s about me trying to cope without this life-long partner and how the real world is harsh. It is going to be harsh.”
Gervais, who gained popularity playing David Brent in The Office, says the audience will have to wait for the sitcom as he is occupied with stand-up comedy at the moment. “Honestly, I am obsessed with stand-up now. I was thinking I might go out straight after this tour and do another one.”