Ricky Gervais and his right hand man Stephen Merchant have began production on their new comedy series “Life’s Too Short.” The show will air on the BBC2 later this year, but for those of us on the west side of the pond, we’ll have to wait until fall 2012 when HBO premieres the show. Check out what Gervais has to say about his new show from the set of “Life’s Too Short.”

Gervais, who’s mainly known for his good work on “Extras” and the original “The Office,” is both writing and executive producing “Life’s Too Short” with Merchant. In a brief clip (see below), Gervais and Merchant introduce the sitcom alongside Warwick Davis, the star of the show.

In the new sitcom Davis will play a fictionalized version of himself as a worn-down actor who’s looking to get back into the spotlight. The cameras will follow him à la “Extras” and “The Office.”

It should come as no surprise that Gervais has already lined up some amazing cameos to be on the show including Steve Carell, Johnny Depp and Sting. On “Extras,” Gervais was able to get icons like David Bowie and Robert De Niro.

The good thing about Gervais and Merchant is that they know when to pull the plug on a show. Based on their previous projects, “Life’s Too Short” will probably have a short run. In the clip below, we can get a taste of what is to be expected from this show. Indeed, this will be another series full of awkward silences and hilarious moments.

(via Zap2It)

Will you tune in for “Life’s Too Short” in 2012?