‘Life’s Too Short’ for Gervais, Merchant

New comedy will star 'Harry Potter' actor Davis

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.”

The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where big things happen,” per the BBC, which has greenlit the project.

Gervais and Merchant will appear in minor roles.

“We’re having so much fun working with Warwick,” Gervais said. “Pound for pound he is one of the funniest men I know.”

Show was commissioned by BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow and the controller of BBC comedy commissioning Cheryl Taylor.

More TV

  • BBC Studios Sets Leadership Team, BBC

    BBC Studios Sets Leadership Team, BBC Worldwide Content Chief Exiting

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

  • Sony Launches New Unscripted Banner with

    Sony Launches New Unscripted Banner with U.K. Producer Alan Brown

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

  • ‘Dunkirk,' ‘Black Mirror’ Winners at Casting

    ‘Dunkirk,' ‘Black Mirror’ Among Winners at Casting Society Artios Awards

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

  • Grown-ish

    'Grown-ish' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

  • MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER - Freeform's

    Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for 'Cloak & Dagger,' 'Bold Type' Season 2

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

  • Rose McGowan

    10 Things We Learned at the Television Critics Assn. Press Tour

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

  • The cast of HEATHERS from l

    TV News Roundup: 'Heathers' Series Releases First Trailer (Watch)

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” are collaborating on new laffer “Life’s Too Short” featuring Warwick Davis, the 3ft 6in thesp familiar to film fans from “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” The 30-minute, single camera pilot is “an observation comedy which follows Warwick’s day-to-day life in a small world where […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content