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Extras is a sitcom about extras working on movie sets. It is written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The series is filmed in a more traditional sitcom style than the mockumentary style used by Gervais and Merchant's previous award winning series The Office. The series is a BBC/HBO co-production which first aired on July 21, 2005 on BBC2 in the UK and premiered on September 25, 2005 on HBO in the US. The first series DVD is scheduled for release in the UK on October 31, 2005.
A second series is already being planned; Brad Pitt and Madonna are among those reported to be interested in guest starring.
The series has no traditional opening credits theme tune. Each episode usually begins with a short segment from the production on which Andy and Maggie are working, followed by a fade into the white Extras logo on a black background. Each episode does however end with the same music over the closing credits each week; a part of Cat Stevens' song Tea for the Tillerman, the title track from his 1970 album of the same name.
The show follows Andy Millman and his friend Maggie Jacobs as they work as movie extras. Each episode (except number 4) is based around a different film with Andy and Maggie playing extras. Andy tends to spend a lot of his time looking for ways to get a speaking role, while Maggie is more content with looking among the cast and crew for a boyfriend. Every episode has at least one guest star (a television/movie celebrity), and these guest stars play what Gervais and Merchant have referred to as "twisted" versions of themselves.
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|Premiere||July 21, 2005|
|Network||BBC / HBO|
|Format/Time||Color / 30 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
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