Ricky Gervais' care-home comedy Derek has been recommissioned for a second series on Channel 4. The staff and residents of Broad Hill Retirement Home will return for a second six-part season next year.
Phil Clarke, head of comedy on the channel, said: “I am delighted that Derek is coming back for a second run on Channel 4. “It’s an original comic vision – brave, funny and touching, with a star performance at its heart. It has already garnered a loyal following”. And show creator Ricky, who also wrote and starred in The Office, added: “Derek is probably my favourite thing of everything I’ve done, so I can’t wait to start thinking up new adventures for the gang.”
The first four episodes brought in a series average of 2.1million viewers. The final episode of series one airs tomorrow at 10pm.