Netflix has now made its newest “original” available for streaming. The show is called Derek, and stars actor/comedian Ricky Gervais, who you may know from a number of projects, but is probably best-known for creating The Office.
Netflix’s description of the show is as follows:
Ricky Gervais, creator of the original British version of “The Office,” produces and stars in this heartwarming comedy-drama as Derek Noakes, a loyal English nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in everyone. Derek’s sunny outlook comes in handy with his quirky coworkers and friends as they struggle against prejudice, government bureaucracy, and constantly shrinking budgets to care for the elderly residents who depend on them.
According to Netflix, this show is “emotional” and “quirky”.
The first season is available to watch, and consists of seven episodes. It already aired in the UK on Channel 4, but for many audiences around the world, this will be the first time it has been available, and Netflix has indeed dubbed it a “Netflix Original”.
Early reviews on Netflix are positive, with one user calling it the best Ricky Gervais show yet. We’ve talked to others who didn’t quite agree with that, but for Gervais fans and those simply curious about Netflix’s original offerings, it’s got to be worth checking out.