Special Correspondents, a new original feature film written and directed by Ricky Gervais and starring Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil, Lone Survivor) and Gervais (Muppets Most Wanted, Derek), will debut worldwide on Netflix next year.
Netflix reports that with Special Correspondents, as with The Office and Extras, Gervais has written a hilarious, modern comedy in which Bana plays a struggling New York-based radio journalist, whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle have hindered his career. With his job on the line he fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan.
“Special Correspondents is classic Ricky Gervais – smart social satire with heart,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “It’s the kind of great grown-up comedy that studios rarely make any more, one that’s perfect for Netflix members around the world.”
Gervais said’ “Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood. It’s great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”