Gervais gives Netflix new feature — calls it the “future”

Ricky Gervais: Netflix 'superfan'

Ricky Gervais: Netflix ‘superfan’

Special Correspondents, a new original feature film written and directed by Office creator Ricky Gervais, will debut worldwide on Netflix next year. 

“Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood,” comments Gervais on the new partnership. “It’s great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

Gervais will also star in the film, alongside Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil, Lone Survivor). The latter will play a struggling New York radio journalist, who starts to fake front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos calls Special Correspondents “smart social satire with heart,” and the kind of “great grown-up comedy that studios rarely make anymore.”

This year’s TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London) sees Xavier Amatrain, Research and Engineering Director, Netflix, delivering a special keynote, while BT’s Jerome Tassel will be asking ‘Who Can Push Netflix into Check?’ Click here to download the brochure.

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