Ricky Gervais' black comedy will return for Season 2.
April 3, 2019
Netflix announced today that After Life has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes less than a month after the dark comedy's premiere, making official what many perceived as an inevitability given series creator Ricky Gervais' track record. Gervais himself had previously mentioned on social media that he was looking forward to writing Season 2.
The half-hour series stars Gervais, who also writes and directs every episode, as a newspaper writer named Tony who had everything he wanted in life - until his wife suddenly passed away. Now struggling to come to terms with his new normal, Tony stops caring about anything and adopts a new, rougher persona as a way to get back at the universe.
Look for Season 2 of After Life in 2020.
#AfterLife renewed for S2. Star & creator @rickygervais says, “I have never had a reaction like this before. It’s been insane. And heartwarming. But now I have to make sure the second season is even better so I’ll probably have to work much harder than usual. Annoying really.” pic.twitter.com/aXsHVYRSSD— Queue (@netflixqueue) April 3, 2019