Netflix will debut Ricky Gervais’ satire “Special Correspondents,” starring Gervais and Eric Bana, worldwide next year.
Bana portrays a struggling New York-based radio journalist who fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. He will direct from his own script.
Netflix spokeswoman Karen Barragan said “Special Correspondents” will not have a theatrical release.
Gervais said: “Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood. It’s great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”