'Derek' season 2 gets premiere date on Netflix
Get ready for more Ricky Gervais…er, Derek.
The comedian’s Netflix show, Derek, received a second season, which will premiere Friday, May 30. As has become the standard for Netflix, all six episodes of season 2 will be available to watch at once.
A 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,” according to an official description. “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.”
“Ricky is a terrific partner and he has created a heartfelt character, in Derek, that Netflix members have fallen in love with,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, in a release. “His attention to detail and relentless vision to change conventional storytelling on television is perfectly aligned with what we are trying to do with our original series.”
“I was blown away by the affection from around the world for the first series, particularly the emotional connection it seemed to make with people,” Gervais said in a statement. “I hope they like the second offering as much.”
All seven episodes of season 1 are currently on Netflix.