Cast Revealed for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Original Series After Life

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Cast Revealed for Ricky Gervais' Netflix Original Series After Life

Cast revealed for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original series After Life

Netflix has announced that production is underway on After Life, a new Netflix original series from creator, executive producer and director, Ricky Gervais.

The streaming service has also confirmed the full cast for the series which stars Gervais and also includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones), Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek) Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road).

In a statement on the start of production and the cast, Gervais said:“This cast combines the best of the new breed of great British comedy talent with some of the wonderful alumni of my previous shows.”

In After Life, Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a Super Power — not caring about himself or anyone else — but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

After Life marks the fifth collaboration between Gervais’ and Netflix, having previously created the original series Derek, two original films Special Correspondents and David Brent: Life on the Road, and the live comedy special Ricky Gervais: Humanity all for the streaming service.

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