While Warwick Davis' HBO series "Life's Too Short" won't be returning for a new season, the premium network is bringing the series to a close with a one hour special finale.
The series, from "The Office" and "Extras" producers Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, revolved around famed little person actor Davis and his attempts to revitalize his career. The actor has appeared in some of Hollywood's biggest hits, including the "Harry Potter" film series and "Star Wars" films.
While Davis runs his talent agency Dwarves for Hire, Davis attempted to stay on top of the heap as the go-to little person actor for Hollywood and television projects. Along the way, several top stars made cameos including Johnny Depp, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carrell, and Liam Neeson.
The special has already aired in the UK, but is set to premiere for US audiences July 7th on HBO. It finds Davis and "Willow" co-star Val Kilmer attempting to raise funds to finance a sequel to the Ron Howard 1988 fantasy feature. Several guest stars will reprise their roles from the series' only season, including Jo Enright as ex-wife Sue, Rosamund Hanson as assistant Cheryl, Steve Brody as Davis' accountant, and Colin Hoult as his spiritual counselor.
While the series brought in plenty of A-list talent and came from the normally dependable Gervais and Merchant, I always found "Life's Too Short" a bit too broad. That said, the prospect of a faux-"Willow" sequel has potential for some great laughs. Will you be tuning in?