Life's Too Short

Following on from the pilot of LIFE’S TOO SHORT, BBC Two has commissioned a six-part series to be filmed next year.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras) have already begun writing six 30-minute single-camera episodes and will direct, in addition to being executive producers. They will also make an appearance in the series as themselves.

As with the pilot, the series centres on Warwick Davies (Star Wars, Harry Potter), one of Britain’s pre-eminent dwarf actors. It is an observational comedy following Warwick’s day-to-day frustrations, but still managing to find optimism and warmth in a world where big things happen.

Ricky Gervais 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.”

Warwick Davis 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!).”

Further details on the new series, Life’s Too Short, will be announced prior to filming in 2011.