Comedy duo start work on series about dwarf

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have written a new comedy series about a dwarf.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have written a new comedy series about a dwarf.

The British funnymen – who are behind global sensations 'The Office' and 'Extras' – have started work on new six-part series 'Life's Too Short' which will be filmed next year about actor Warwick Davis.

Ricky said: "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."

The BBC Two series will follow the life of Warwick – who has previously starred in 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter' – and the problems he faces every day.

Warwick said: "I am absolutely thrilled that the BBC has 'green-lit' the first series of 'Life's Too Short'. For me, it is my dream acting job. I will be collaborating with the very best in the business – the BBC, who produce the finest television in the world, and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are without doubt the best comedy writer/directors there are - they've won a couple of awards!"

As well as writing the 30-minute-long episodes, Ricky and Stephen will also play themselves several times and executively produce and direct the series.

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