Stephen Merchant wants to work with Ricky Gervais again

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Stephen Merchant wants to work with Ricky Gervais again credit:Bang Showbiz
Stephen Merchant wants to work with Ricky Gervais again credit:Bang Showbiz

Stephen Merchant thinks he and Ricky Gervais may have "had our moment as the unit".

The 47-year-old star previously co-wrote 'The Office' with Gervais, 60, but admitted he is unsure if they have a place together in modern pop culture.

He explained to Metro.co.uk: "I think it’s interesting, isn’t it? I mean, I don’t know what two middle aged white blokes like us are gonna come up with that people want to see now? I don’t know whether we had our moment as the unit.

"I don’t know. I think maybe we’d end up as kind of grumpy old men characters. That would be that seems like the best fitted thing, two miserable blokes whinging about the world seems like the best fit for us as we get older. I’d happily do another project, it’s just finding the right thing."

Meanwhile, Stephen revealed he would love to return for a third season of 'The Outlaws'.

He said: "We’ve talked about the third series, and we’ve started thinking about stories for it with the writers. We just have to wait for the money people to sign off on that. All the ideas are in place for where we can go next.

"One of the things that was most pleasing about the first series going out, particularly in terms of social media, was the way that the feedback I got was people that warmed to the characters, even characters who they perhaps wouldn’t necessarily like if they met them in real life, and they were still rooting for them or empathetic towards them.

"That’s the most you can hope for in a way, that people engage with the characters. To have accumulated this cast, not only of good actors, but of characters that you enjoy writing for, to be able to bring them back and keep on throwing rocks at them as it were, turning that frog heat up, it’s pleasurable, because it’s hard to create a world from scratch and populate it and all the rest of it."

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