Ricky Gervais’ After Life renewed for a third season at Netflix
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has officially renewed Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais’ black comedy-drama series After Life for a third season. The renewal comes after more than a week since the series had debuted its second season in April. In addition, Gervais has also signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix to develop new scripted shows and stand-up comedy specials exclusively for the streaming service.
“I was planning to retire soon and just wander around the house drunk until I die, but I’ve grown a bit tired of doing that during the lockdown, and also Netflix made me an offer I couldn’t refuse,” Gervais said in a statement.
In After Life, Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa 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.
Starring alongside Gervais is Kerry Godliman (Derek) as Tony’s wife Lisa, Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road) as Tony’s brother-in-law Matt, Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow) as Tony’s best-friend Lenny, David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones) as Tony’s dad, and Ashley Jensen (Extras) as a Nurse to Tony’s dad.
Also starring is Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road).
The series is created by Golden Globe and Emmy winner Ricky Gervais (The Office), who also serves as a executive producer and director. It is produced by Charlie Hanson with Duncan Hayes set as an executive producer.
Seasons 1 and 2 of After Life are available for streaming on Netflix.