Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s “Life’s Too Short,” their mockumentary series chronicling the struggles of actor Warwick Davis, playing himself, wrapped its run on the BBC in March with a special episode. Stateside, you’ll be able to see the conclusion of the series when it airs on HBO on Friday, July 5th.
The seven-episode first season of “Life’s Too Short” debuted on HBO last February, and followed the “Harry Potter” actor as he tried to jump start his fading career as Britain’s “go-to little person” actor, often to humiliating ends.
Written by and featuring Gervais and Merchant, the series typically also showcased a corral of celebrity cameos, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter and Steve Carell. The finale will add Davis’ “Willow” co-star Val Kilmer to that list, who brings Davis the hopeful news that they’ll soon be in production on a sequel to the 1988 fantasy film.
Merchant’s due back on HBO soon with a series of his own — “Hello Ladies,” in which he’ll also play a version of himself, searching for romance in Los Angeles.