Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' gets Netflix premiere date

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Netflix is adding another comedy series to its content lineup. The company announced it will premiere Ricky Gervais' new series "Derek" on Sept. 12, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. PT.

The first season of the show includes seven 30-minute episodes. Like "House of Cards," "Hemlock Grove" and the upcoming fourth season of "Arrested Development," "Derek's" entire first season will be available to all Netflix territories at once.

"Derek" has already premiered in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 and was recently renewed for a Season 2. The show stars Gervais, Karl Pilkington, David Earl and Kerry Godliman. Gervais acts as writer, director, executive producer and star on the series.

Here's the official synopsis for "Derek":

A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society's margins, "Derek" centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the home's residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Working alongside Derek is Dougie (Pilkington), his landlord who is one of life's unlucky individuals; Kev (Earl), a loveable train wreck; and Hannah (Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derek's best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.

Photo/Video credit: Channel 4