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Johnny Depp to Guest Star on Ricky Gervais' 'Life's Too Short'

March 25, 2011 (3:36 am) GMT
Gervais confirms Depp's cameo on his upcoming sitcom, but denies Jerry Seinfeld's possible guest appearance.

"" has snatched a big cameo, so claimed via his blog. The comedian, who writes and will star on the upcoming BBC2 comedy series, has confirmed that "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy actor will appear on it.

While nodding his head to Depp's guest spot, Gervais denied speculation that would also make a guest appearance. "The Depp bit is true. The Seinfeld isn't," he wrote on his blog, debunking speculation that "" executive producer will play "quite a whiny Upper East Side Jewish guy."

Gervais teams up with to write "Life's Too Short". It features the continuing adventures of diminutive star Warwick Davis who plays an egomaniac dwarf who runs a talent agency for other dwarves. Merchant will also star on the sitcom which will air on BBC2 as well as HBO.

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