Synopses & Reviews
Meet Andy Millman, actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. With an agent who works part-time at Carphone Warehouse, sometimes you have to take a small role on the path to fame. And small means not speaking and wearing a Nazi uniform for six hours. Welcome to the world of Extras, the hilarious HBO series from the brilliant team that gave us The Office. Starring the incomparable Ricky Gervais, as well as celebrity guests like Kate Winslet, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ben Stiller, Extras is "the sharpest, funniest new show this year." (Matt Groening, The Simpsons) Extras—The Scripts: Series One and Two will be published the day after the final episode airs, which promises a surprise denouement.
"The finest sitcom ever crafted since the cosmos was created. Except for mine."and#160; and#8212;John Cleese
"Extras is the sharpest, funniest new show this year and#8230; as hilarious and heartbreaking as The Office." and#160;and#8212;Matt Groening, The Simpsons
"A televisual comedy materclass." —Observer
"A televisual comedy materclass." and#160;and#8212;Observer
The complete scripts of the award-winning series, with exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs by Rich Hardcastle. Meet Andy Millman, actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. And meet Maggie Jacobs, actor. Would love to throw herself into a good part, but she's more likely just to put her foot in it. With an agent who works part-time at Carphone Warehouse, sometimes you have to take a small role on the path to acting fame. But now, after years spent struggling to make it big, Andy has landed a pilot for his sitcom script. Will he finally get the recognition he craves? Extras: the Scripts is the perfect memento for fans of the show and a stylish record of the astonishing writing talent of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
About the Author
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant wrote and directed the award-winning BBC comedy series, The Office. They met at radio station Xfm in 1997 where they are now presenting together again.