After Life has been renewed for a third season, but Ricky Gervais says it will “definitely” be the last
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The 58-year-old comedian created the comedy drama series – which he also writes, directs, and stars in – which aired its first season on Netflix in 2019, and less than two weeks after the premiere of its second season on April 24, Ricky has confirmed there will be a third season coming soon.
Posting on Twitter to announce the news, Ricky wrote:
‘Because so many of you watched #AfterLife2 so quickly and made it Number 1 again, the nice people at @Netflix have suggested that I get off my fat arse and do another season. This is all your fault. (sic)’.
And speaking in a livestream on Twitter shortly afterwards, the actor confirmed the third season will “definitely” be the last.
‘I’m here to tell you the… I don’t know if it is good news, I’m doing a third series of After Life. Last one. Definitely’.
Ricky even teased a possible ending to the show, which would see the characters and the fictional town of Tambury struck by a meteor.
‘It’s got to be even better than the first two. I think I might… so Netflix can’t say “Do a fourth season”, I think I might have Tambury hit by a meteor. Just a massive meteor, but it just takes out Tambury.
‘Wouldn’t that be an amazing end to a sitcom? It’s all whacky things and someone living their lives like a nice little soap opera with laughs and a bit of tragedy here and there, but then just one day they just hear [a whistling sound]’.
But he quickly dismissed the idea, insisting:
‘That won’t happen’.
After Life season three comes as part of a multi-year overall deal which Ricky has signed with Netflix, according to Variety magazine.