After delivering a well-received pilot, Ricky Gervais and partner Stephen Merchant have been given a full season order for their third series collaboration Life's Too Short, which will first air on BBC2. The duo is currently at work producing six new episodes for air later next year.
The sitcom revolves around famed actor Warwick Davis, who first gained fame starring in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Willow, and continues to work in films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. While the series will be a fictionalized account of Warwick Davis' day-to-day challenges in being "a little person in a world designed for people of a larger size", most of the stories will come from the actor's own personal background. Both Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant plan to appear throughout the six episode run, hoping to blur the line between fact and fiction even more.
About the project, Ricky Gervais stated, "Third in our trilogy of TV sitcoms, Life's Too Short is another naturalist observational comedy, dealing with everyday problems, human foibles and social faux pas... but with a dwarf."
No American TV rights have been worked out at this time.