The Office creator Ricky Gervais returns with the brand new series Derek, debuting in the U.S. exclusively on Netflix later this summer. The comedian stars as the title character Derek Noakes, a lovable outsider who works at a nursing home alongside Kev (David Earl), Dougie (Karl Pilkington), and Hannah (Kerry Godliman). Netflix hasn't announced when Season 1 will debut in its entirety, but you can take a look at these photos featuring Derek, Kev, and Dougie to get a better idea of what Derek is all about.
A bittersweet 30-minute comedy drama about a group of outsiders living on society's margins. Derek Noakes is a tender, innocent man whose love for his job shines through. Working in a retirement home, Derek cares deeply for the old people, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Alongside him works Dougie, his landlord who is one of life's unlucky individuals; Kev, a loveable train wreck; and Hannah, a care worker in the home and Derek's best friend. She is smart, witty and hard working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first. The uncaring outside world popping in and out will boil your blood and the residents inside will break your heart.