Newswire: Netflix is releasing a one-hour special of Ricky Gervais’ Derek

Probably as a result of all that deafening critical acclaim, Netflix will be airing a one-hour special of Ricky Gervais’ sitcom Derek. The comedian tweeted the news that his show, whose second season aired last summer, would be returning to the streaming service on April 3:

EXCLUSIVE: BIG NEWS! #Derek and the Broad Hill gang return to Netflix with a brand NEW Special on Friday, April 3rd.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 10, 2015

The special already aired last month in the UK, and no doubt the reviews over there made Gervais excited to share it on this side of the Atlantic—maybe it was The Telegraph‘s calling it “glib and manipulative” that really got him pumped. Still, Gervais was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as the titular simpleton (even if he deservedly lost to Jeffrey Tambor), so it seems the Hollywood Foreign …

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