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.