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Fans of An Idiot Abroad may be missing Karl Pilkington since the travel series wrapped up, but Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchantís pal hasnít stopped traveling. Pilkington has been starring in The Moaning of Life, a Sky series that separates him completely from the trio in which heís usually best associated, and has him once again, on the move as he embarks on a new, solo life adventure.
Ricky Gervais' one-off special called Derek was well received by audiences so it should come as no surprise that the British comedian had some exiting news to share earlier today via twitter. The 'pilot' was always intended to open the door to more shows and not only has the comedian started writing an additional 6 episodes of Derek but he also shared this great clip of Karl breaking character. And I don't think Karl laughs. Ever. Seriously.
Why did Karl Pilkington sit in his backyard drooling? And what has he been giving to charity? These are the questions that get answered in these clips from the upcoming third season of the series. We also have the art-inspired official poster for the HBO series.
All of comedian Ricky Gervais' television projects eventually make their way across the Atlantic. The Office came overseas before American television made the full on adaptation. Then his popular podcasts with the "little round headed buffoon that is Karl Pilkington" got picked up and animated before Karl became the Idiot Abroad. Gervais' new project, again with Pilkington, is called Derek and is scheduled to air in the U.K. soon but there's no word on when the one-off dramedy will come to North America. That doesn't mean you can't watch the new clips.
Ricky Gervais may be the biggest comedian in Britain but Karl Pilkington has certainly become quite the celebrity in his own right. And deservedly so since the man is a bonafide genius. Perhaps not in the traditional sense of the word but nobody sees the world as Karl does and to hear him describe it to you is a thing of beauty. Lucky for us, we don't have to wait much longer since the trio of Pilkington, Gervais and Stephen Merchant are coming back in animated form...
Ricky Gervais has a number of TV projects set to hit the small screen in America this year, including the U.S. premiere of his new show Lifeís Too Short on HBO next month, and further down the line, the return of The Ricky Gervais Show. Meanwhile this Saturday (January 21), An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List airs on the Science channel.
Those of you who have been waiting for the second season of An Idiot Abroad to premiere have only to count down about a week. The series returns to the Science Channel next Saturday as Karl Pilkington tackles a bucket list of ridiculous and dangerous tasks for our entertainment.
Ricky Gervais must be one of the busiest people in show business. Perhaps not one of the busiest people in Hollywood, mind you (even if he's hosting the Golden Globes), because, unlike a lot of talented people who find success in America, the majority of his projects are still developed and aired on British television. However, that doesn't mean we don't get to enjoy the funny promos for all of his series, including these new spots for An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List.
Season one ended with Karl vowing to never have anything to do with this project again, but for the second season Ricky and Stephen have lured him back in by promising to let him decide where he's going (don't worry, they won't). Theyíre calling it An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List, and producer Ricky Gervais has just unleashed the new seasonís first teaser trailer. Here it is.
If youíve heard Ricky Gervaisís hilarious podcast then you know that, even though Rickyís a really funny guy, the podcast isnít actually funny because of him. Itís funny because Karl Pilkington
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are a proven comedy writing and production team. They brought the original of The Office, Extras, and more recently introduced us to Karl Pilkington in HBO's animated The Ricky Gervais Show. Now they're looking at Warwick Davis
I never caught The Ricky Gervais Show when it was online as a podcast, but now I wish I had. HBO's iteration of it, which is really just Flash-style animation of the guys in the studio with the occasional animated exposition, is genuinely laugh-out loud funny. HBO is pleased as well with the show enough to bring it back for a second season