The channel’s Head of Comedy, Phil Clarke, has ordered a new run of six 30-minute episodes.
Clarke commented: “I am delighted that Derek is coming back for a second run on Channel 4. It’s an original comic vision, brave, funny and touching, with a star performance at its heart. It has already garnered a loyal following.”
Creator Ricky Gervais added: “Derek is probably my favourite thing of everything I’ve done, so I can’t wait to start thinking up some new adventures for the gang.”
The current series has so far attracted a consolidated series average of 2.1m viewers (9.9% share).
Series 1’s final episode airs at 10pm this Wednesday on Channel 4.
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