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Ricky Gervais Gets Big Payday from Netflix Deal

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Ricky Gervais (Photo Credit: Thomas Atilla Lewis)

Ricky Gervais has a new home in an unexpected place. The hilarious actor/writer/comedian will create a new series that will debut exclusively on Netflix. The actor is very pleased with the deal, which appears to be worth millions.

Gervais told the New York Post, “My new sitcom “Derek” premieres on Netflix next year. I consider Netflix TV’s future. Viewing habits changed. People want everything on demand. Its figures are impressive, I have absolute artistic freedom and an artist wants maximum viewers with minimum interference.” He continued, “Besides, Netflix made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I tell you, I worked it out to 28 times what I made from the first series of “The Office.” Ker-ching!”

A pilot episode of “Derek” aired in the UK earlier this year to rave reviews.

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