After Life is officially returning for a third season, as star and comedian Ricky Gervais has confirmed.
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) February 25, 2021
The comedian was unsure of the dark comedy’s return to Netflix, but recently, he confirmed that he penned a script for the third edition last July. Now, the actor has also revealed when the crew will get to work filming, during an interview.
‘Everything going well, we film in April and May and then it takes a few months to edit and then it takes a couple of months to put into a 160 languages, So, I’m hoping [it will air] by the end of the year.’
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 23, 2021
However, Ricky also added that this third season will be the final instalment to the franchise, ‘I’ve never done a third series of anything’ he added. ‘But it felt right, and I fell in love with the characters, and I think this should be it.’
As it stands, no updates were made in regard to the plot or an exact release date. And if you’re unfamiliar with the series, the emotional comedy-drama centres around local newspaper writer Tony who is grieving for his late wife, Lisa, who lost her battle with cancer.
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Naturally, Tony grows bitter and resentful, angry at the world around him and everyone in it. So, he resolves to do whatever he wants – but this quickly becomes problematic.
By Season 2, Tony is still struggling but trying his best to restart his life and do better. Meanwhile, all the main cast members will be returning.