Ricky Gervais Stars in a Series of Minimalist Ads for Netflix in Australia

Ricky Gervais recently starred in a series of ads for Australian telecommunications company Optus announcing they are now offering Netflix to their customers. The commercials feature a minimalist approach to advertising, as Gervais is simply sitting on a couch, holding a mug, and speaking to the camera.

Optus approached me and asked me to do an advert telling Australia that they’re getting Netflix. I said I’d need like a shed-load of cash. Like seriously mental money. They went, “Okay.”