Johnny Depp might appear in a guest-starring role on the upcoming BBC series Life's Too Short from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

The series stars Warwick Davis as an egotistical dwarf who runs a talent agency for dwarfs in the entertainment industry. It isn't clear if Johnny Depp would play himself or another character in the show.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant wrote the pilot script and the series has been greenlit for a six-episode order on BBC. It is expected that the show will also be shown on HBO.

Production will begin on the series this May in England. It is also said that Ricky Gervais has approached Jerry Seinfeld to play a, "whiny Upper East Side Jewish guy."