Ricky Gervais, the creator of The Office and Extras is teaming up with former Dexter showrunner, Clyde Phillips, for a new show called Afterlife, about an atheist who dies and goes to heaven.Between a film that had an atheist introducing the notion of a god to an atheist population, and a show about "an atheist who dies and goes to heaven," I smell a future insufferably sanctimonious god-believer. Gervais reminds me of the exhausting dipfucks I knew in college who were constantly blathering on about being Marxist atheist anarchist nihilist separatists or whatever, and now drive Chevy Tahoes with fading Bush bumper stickers and decals of Calvin peeing on France.
They are writing the pilot episode now and plan to film in early 2012, though no studio is yet attached. Gervais will take a cameo role.
...The plot has traces of Gervais' The Invention of Lying, the 2009 film that featured Gervais as a desperate underachiever who introduces the idea of God to a naive society where no one else has yet contemplated the notion of telling a falsehood.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
In his continuing bid to make me regret ever enjoying any project on which he ever worked, Ricky Gervais has yet another new show in the pipeline, the description of which is making my teeth grind: