By Margaret Lyons
Updated August 03, 2020 at 01:55 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Nicola Dove/HBO; Inset: Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesIt’s official: BBC2 greenlit Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s in-the-works comedy Life’s Too Short. Rejoice, comedy geeks! Rejoice. According to Broadcast, the show will start filming next summer…which gives us plenty of time to create a wish-list of guest stars.

Life’s Too Short stars Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis as, roughly, himself, along with Merchant and Gervais. I feel like Daniel Radcliffe’s kind of a gimme for at least a cameo, but I’m really crossing my fingers for Steve Carell. There’s been so much hoopla around his Office exit, and the (zero percent) chance that Gervais would step in that it seems like a natural fit for an episode. (It’d be like their amazing Emmy bit, but better.)

My other big hope? George Lucas. Davis got his start in show business playing Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, and Lucas is way overdue for an Extras-style send-up.

Who are you hoping to see, PopWatchers?

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The Office

The mockumentary-style sitcom chronicles a group of typical office employees working 9-5 at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

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