- 2 Seasons
Extras is a mockumentary style comedy set in the less than glamorous world of the movie extra. Produced and directed by the renown comedy team of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Gervais plays the protagonist, Andy Millman, who is a bitter but ambitious aspiring actor. Stuck doing extra work while he waits for his big break he is constantly on the lookout for opportunities. He and his best friend Maggie, played by Ashley Jenson, are small fish in a big pond, attempting to rub shoulders with the famous actors that star in the productions they work on. Each episode features a big name actor guest starring as a fictionalized version of themselves, including such luminaries as Kate Winslet, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sir Ian McKellen. Merchant also appears onscreen, in the role of Millman's less than effective agent.