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Life’s Too Short: A New Faux Documentary From Gervais & Merchant

By on February 19, 2012
Life's Too Short keyart courtesy and copyright HBO

Life's Too Short keyart courtesy and copyright HBO

 NEW COMEDY SERIES LIFEʼS TOO SHORT, FROM RICKY GERVAIS AND STEPHEN MERCHANT AND STARRING WARWICK DAVIS, DEBUTS TODAY FEBRUARY 19, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO.

Heʼs a self-aggrandizing actor whoʼs appeared in some of Hollywoodʼs biggest hits. But now his career is on the wane, and heʼll do anything to reverse his fortunes.

From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, LIFEʼS TOO SHORT is a faux documentary starring Warwick Davis (“Willow,” the “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” films) as a fictionalized version of himself: a little person whoʼs down on his luck, desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight.

The comedy series kicks off its seven-episode season SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), following the third-season debut of the comedy series “Eastbound & Down,” with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.

Each episode features cameos by top stars, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Kat Deeley.

Actor Warwick Davis is struggling to jumpstart his fading career and maintain his status as Britainʼs “go-to” little person. He runs a talent agency for fellow showbiz little people called “Dwarves for Hire,” though he often takes the best roles for himself, and serves as vice chairman of a society for small people, though heʼd rather be chairman. Davis also seeks advice from his old pals Gervais and Merchant (playing versions of themselves) in hopes that their A-list celebrity connections will aid his career.

One Comment

  1. TJ Burnside Clapp

    February 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve been hearing about this for awhile – I can’t wait! It looks hilarious.