Famed creator of the mocumentary TV series, The Office, Ricky Gervais announced a new show today with the cooperation of Wyoming Catholic College. Capitalizing on the success of satirizing and parodying “office life” at a “typical corporation” Gervais aims to do the same with a “typical college” for his new show that will launch in Summer 2021: The Section. Produced with “real students” in “real situations” with just a hint of a twist”, The Section promises quirky action and pranks, hilarious mix-ups, freshmen shenanigans, and will even take a humorous look at the “climbing culture”, “smoking culture”, and “foosball cultures” so prevalent at WCC.
“We chose WCC because they’re the best example of a typical college out there but yet just interesting enough so that it will keep our audiences on edge every week, waiting to see what the latest weirdness is going to be,” Ricky Gervais said in an interview about his project today. “Featuring everything anyone could want in a TV show along with music from the Wildabrats and the , I think personally this could be the TV-show of the century!”
“Watch for fun scenes including a prefect prefecting, a work-study supervisor supervising, a teacher teaching, a freshman freshmaning, Theo, Louisa, and Robert rock climbing, and about 50% of each episode consisting of daters dating,” says an official with MHO Studios, which will be producing the series in collaboration with Spieski Productions. 16 episodes have been written already for the first season and will be shot on sight at WCC beginning in February.
WCC expects to make several million dollars in licensing fees alone, with more money coming in to the school coffers from production staff eating at Crux, as well as merchandise licensing revenue, and potentially even higher enrollment due to the publicity that the series will garner for WCC.
Apparently Thomas Aquinas College was also in the running for hosting the show, but Ricky Gervais ultimately thought “WCC was a little more interesting and their students were so much easier to actually understand than those students at TAC.”