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Gervais promises Derek special

Ricky Gervais has said it's not completely over for comedy-drama Derek.

The show, starring Ricky as a socially awkward care worker at an old people's home, came to an end following two series with a Christmas special.

Now the comedian has told fans that the finale will air, in a slightly longer version, on Netflix.

"As you may have heard I wrapped up Derek in the same way as The Office and Extras after two series and a special," Ricky wrote on his blog.

"Even though the UK got it first with its airing on Channel 4, the good news for Netflix viewers around the world is that you will get a longer version, which in my opinion is even better.

"Not sure on the launch date yet but I should know very soon."

The second series of Derek has been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

Ricky joked: "I'm off to LA in January and I may invest in a corset to squeeze into my tux which I foolishly bought before Christmas instead of after."

Writing about his future plans, Ricky said he would be working on his next movie Special Correspondents, in which he stars with Eric Bana.

The comedian is also writing and directing the film, about a journalist and his technician who fake their own kidnapping.

Ricky is also planning Life On The Road, an Office movie catching up with David Brent 15 years after he was made redundant.

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