Extras goes to season two

It’s sad that the BBC/HBO series Extras can’t be brought up without a call to Ricky Gervais’ work on The Office. D’oh, I just did it. But Extras can stand on its own, and its second and final season will hit DVD soon from HBO Home Video.

Andy Millman is a 40-something actor who gave up his day job to pursue movie fame – only to find he couldn’t land the substantial parts. Undaunted by failure and convinced of his star potential, Andy’s success finally turns the corner when a comedy pilot he wrote gets picked up by a British TV network. Despite his many gaffs and foibles, Andy may well be on his way to fame and fortune…if only he can survive meddling network executives, questionable fans, and the gross ineptitude of his clueless agent, Darren Lamb. Throughout Andy’s latest misadventures there is one reassuring constant: his ongoing friendship with Maggie Jacobs, the perky if none-too-bright actress who continues to slog away as an extra on various big-budget movie sets, all the while searching for a man with two even legs.

The DVD contains all the episodes and some featurettes including Art of Corpsing, Extras Backstage and Taping Nigel: The Gimpening plus outtakes and bloopers.

The set arrives on July 10th with a suggested retail price of $29.98. Hopefully one day we’ll get the talked about final episode, but until then, this is all for Andy Millman.

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