Netflix's original content is all the rage right now, and Ricky Gervais is the latest star to come out with a series. He plays the titular character in Derek, which revolves around a man who works at a retirement center. The show has a colorful cast of characters, including Karl Pilkington, who starred with Ricky on Extras and The Ricky Gervais Show. Netflix has proved to be a great source for new shows, but this isn't entirely new, since it's already aired in the UK. Still, I have faith that this will be a good partnership, especially because this show looks genuinely sincere.
Truth be told, I'm also kind of befuddled. Gervais is known for cringe-worthy characters like from The Office and Extras, so I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on this character, who, though kind, clearly has some developmental or social issues. The series premieres on Sept. 12, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.