Ricky Gervais to star in comedy series inspired by one of his tweets

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‘Greenlight – German Genius’ Actor Is Based On An Actual Twitter Exchange With Kida Khodar Ramzan

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Ricky Gervais to star in new TV comedy series Greenlight – German GeniusWarnerMedia Germany has announced.

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The eight-part satire series is based on an actual Twitter exchange between Gervais and Kida Khodar Ramzan in 2018, where the comedian praised the actor’s performance 4 blocks,

In the show, Ramzan and Gervais will play fictionalized versions of themselves. The plot sees Ramadan convince Gervais to give German conversion rights Excessive, only to face production constraints in preparing the comic and cast for German audiences.


Filming has begun on the show in Berlin, with a supporting cast featuring several German actors, musicians and comedians. Artists include Detlev Buck, Friedrich Lau, Tom Schilling, Wessel Gellin, Ollie Schulz, Heike Makatsch and Katrin Baurfind.

Kida Khodar Ramadan Credits: Matthias Narik / Getty Images for Sony Pictures

Speaking about the show (via) time limit), Anke Greifender, Vice President of Original Production at WarnerMedia, said: “Greenlight – German Genius The German media satire on the landscape as well as its own origin – Ricky Gervais’s tweet – actually happened and eventually led to the idea for the series.

“After the ridicule” other parents (Andre Elton) and the dramedy mopes, We are once again showing a completely different kind of humor in our latest Warner TV Originals and are delighted to attract this outstanding cast.”

Detlev Buck, Kunet Kaya, Konstanin Lieb and Serena Nyikos wrote the screenplay, with Kaya and Buck also directing.

4 blocks is a German drama series starring Ramzan Ali as ‘Tony’ Hamdi, the leader of a drug cartel in Berlin with links to Arab crime families. It received critical acclaim in Germany and won six German television awards.


Gervais will also star in after life Season three, followed by the second season of the Netflix show, won Best Comedy at the National Television Awards. Filming on the third season began in April, with a release date yet to be announced.

In Granthshala A four-star review of season two described the show as “some [Gervais’s] Most dynamic work ever” and his “most rewarding”.

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