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Netflix seems to be taking this whole “original content” thing very seriously.

After nabbing some major Emmy nominations and showing Hollywood that it’s a force to be reckoned with, Netflix has acquired comedian Ricky Gervais’ new show, a mockumentary-style comedic drama called Derek. The show has been met with some criticism over in the U.K., mostly due to the fact that Gervais’ character is seemingly disabled, but it looks like Netflix is ready for a Sept. 12 debut.

Gervais stars as the titular character, a sweet man working as a caretaker for the elderly. The trailer looks like a depressing Office episode, so consider me signed up. Check it out below:

What do you think? Are you excited for Derek?

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