BBC2 releases a preview of Ricky Gervais’ new project, Life’s Too Short. The show is a faux documentary that follows Harry Potter‘s Warwick Davis as a heightened version of himself on a journey back into the spotlight. The show is described as a cross between The Office and Extras, with cameos from the likes of Johnny Depp, Steve Carell and Sting. The show doesn’t begin airing in the UK until the fall, but HBO thinks Gervais, who has history with the network with Extras and The Ricky Gervais show, has another hit on his hands. They have picked up the US rights for the show. The show will air on HBO sometime in 2012.