Ricky Gervais: 'I am slowly writing full series of Derek' Published Apr 11 2012, 22:02 BST | By Tom Eames Share Share Ricky Gervais has confirmed that he is writing a full series of Derek.The Life's Too Short actor is set to star as Derek Noakes in the one-off comedy-drama on Channel 4 tomorrow night (April 12). He announced to his Twitter followers that while Derek is currently a one-off production, a full series will likely be on the way eventually."Thanks again you lovely twonks for all the good wishes for Derek tomorrow night. It's only a one-off, but I am slowly writing a series," he explained.The comedian recently defended the show against those who believe it makes fun of disabled people.Derek also stars Karl Pilkington in his first acting role. Gervais recently said that his part is very similar to the man himself.The comedy will air on Channel 4 on Thursday, April 12 at 10pm.> Ricky Gervais says Derek differs from 'Office: 'There's no irony'Watch a promo for Derek below: New drama on Sky... not all TV is created equal Watch now Share ShareMore TV Comedy Ricky Gervais Karl PilkingtonPrevious 'Apprentice': Lord Alan Sugar bins candidate after second-hand task Next 'Doctor Who' to welcome back previous character?