The past few years have found English funnyman Ricky Gervais following a new muse in the form of Karl Pilkington. A former radio personality, Pilkington first showed up as a clueless rube in the animated series The Ricky Gervais Show, and now he’s set to reprise that role in the flesh.
Gervais has unveiled plans for Learn English With Ricky Gervais, a new web series that stars Gervais and Pilkington. It’s billed as an actual language lesson (with subtitling done in several languages), but with more intentional comedy than your standard Spanish textbook. Pilkington acts as the English teacher while Gervais mocks his (lack of) grasp on the language.
The series doesn’t have a home; Gervais plans to either find a sponsor or offer the series up on a pay-per-episode basis. The pilot will be available for free download via iTunes on August 14. Watch a trailer below. [Hollywood Reporter]