Johnny Depp to Guest Star on LIFE’S TOO SHORT

Johnny Depp

Looks like Johnny Depp, in addition to being one of the biggest names on the planet, is also apparently a really good sport, too. The actor took some ribbing at the Golden Globes from host Ricky Gervais, but that isn’t going to stop the two from working together.

Deadline.com reports that Depp is trying to work out his schedule so he can guest star in an episode of Gervais’ new BBC comedy series LIFE’S TOO SHORT.

The series, like Gervais’ most recent BBC show, Extras, is expected to air on HBO with filming due to start in England in May. The show stars Warwick Davis, who plays a character described as “a conceited and egomaniac dwarf who runs a talent agency for fellow showbiz dwarves.” Gervais and Stephen Merchant wrote the 6-episode half-hour series for BBC2 and the comedian has described it as a cross between Extras (his show about the rough life of an unsuccessful actor) and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Last April the BBC commissioned a non-broadcast pilot of Life’s Too Short. The pilot filmed in the summer and featured various Brit celebs such as art critic Brian Sewell.

Gervais has reportedly also approached Jerry Seinfeld to appear in his new show to play “quite a whiny Upper East Side Jewish guy”.

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