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Gervais plans third series of Extras

Ricky Gervais is planning a third series of Extras – and he wants Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in it.

The comic has previously hinted he would end the show after two series, as he did with The Office. But in an interview today he said that ‘there is still some mileage’ in the storyline.

And he added that his wish-list of guest stars also included Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Dick van Dyke and Mickey Rooney. ‘They are icons for me,’ he said.

Ricky, 45, told the Mirror: ‘People seem to like it and I think that there's some mileage in it.

‘My wish list for guests to appear in another series is as long as your arm, but Governor Schwarzenegger has to be there.’

He believes big names are happy to appear in Extras because it became ‘talked about TV’ when it aired on HBO. Gervais said: ‘You get a kind of kudos and people have faith in you.’

Published: 12 Dec 2006

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