Ricky Gervais’ ‘After Life’ renewed by Netflix but the release date remains uncertain

Ricky Gervais’ comedy After Life just premiered its second season on Netflix. However, there are already confirmed details of its renewal.

In this time of isolation where at-home entertainments are the trend, Netflix continually doubles its efforts in order to compete with other streaming platforms. The network is improving its streaming library through the release of titles from varying genres.

By releasing show after show, Netflix is dominating the entertainment realm. Nonetheless, the platform shows no sign of stopping with its release of original titles and renewal of TV series. One of the popular show lined up to be released with its new season is the After Life.

After Life renewed for season 3

After Life ended season 2 on an ambiguous note. Thus, the series’ fans were not able to stop themselves from wondering about the After Life’s future. Fortunately, after weeks of the second installment’s release, Netflix announced that the infamous show will return for a third season.

In a tweet, the network declared,

“NEWS: After Life will return for season 3.”

Ricky Gervais, who wrote the series and portrayed the main character, shared that he initially didn’t plan for season three. However, it sounds like the overwhelming response from fans changed his mind.

After being asked whether he would be up to work with Netflix for After Life’s third season, Gervais answered,

“Yeah, this is the first time I want to do a third series of anything I’ve ever done. The world’s too rich. I don’t have to go over old ground. There’s ten characters in After Life who could be the lead in something.”

What and who to expect

In After Life season three, Tony would probably sift through his actual affections for Emma. He would be torn to choose between genuinely needing a romantic relationship and seeking somebody for passionate help. Along these lines, fans can expect Tony to rediscover himself.

Despite Ricky Gervais teasing the show could move in different directions, fans could bet that the show couldn’t go ahead without him as Tony Johnson. Details are scarce regarding the official casting. However, Gervais did say that Lisa, Tony’s late wife played by Kerry Godliman, would remain a crucial character.

“She would be integral,” he said. “It’s such a rich vein, the wife he’s lost, and all the guilt, and moving on, and her versus someone else.”

Release date and trailer

Given that After Life’s season two premiered just a few weeks, a third season would probably air this time next year. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Netflix suspended production on all existing projects. Thus, a delay could also be expected.

Since the filming for season three is still incomplete, the trailer for the upcoming instalment is yet to be unveiled.

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