Life's Too Short to return with one-off special and Val Kilmer
Story by Jack Foley
LIFE’S Too Short is to return to the BBC with a one-off special featuring a guest appearance from Hollywood star Val Kilmer.
The BBC2 mockumentary, starring Warwick Davis and written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, will take the form of a one-hour wrap up episode that will pick up from the end of the first series.
It will continue to follow the ups and downs of Warwick as he continues life in showbiz.
Kilmer, who last appeared alongside Warwick in the 1988 fantasy film Willow, will make a guest appearance, while Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and former EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson will be reprising their roles playing themselves, as Warwick takes them under his wing in one last attempt to resurrect their careers and bring in some much needed cash.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant will also return in supporting roles as themselves.
Gervais commented: “I can’t wait to work on the Life’s Too Short special with the likes of Keith Chegwin. It will make a nice change from working on The Muppet Movie opposite weird little things with squeaky voices.”
Merchant added: “I think fans of Willow are going be really surprised to see Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer reunited on screen. Almost as surprised as Val will be when he finds out what we’re paying him.”
And Davis said: “I am thrilled to be able to step back into Warwick’s shoes again for this special. Ricky and Stephen’s scripts are always a gift to play and the inclusion of Val Kilmer is nothing short of genius.”
The episode will air on BBC Two and BBC HD in spring 2013.