Multi-talented star Ricky Gervais is back with another season of his British black comedy-drama series ‘After Life’. Let’s find out what season 3 has in store for its fans!
The limited series focusses itself around Tony (played by Ricky Gervais) who losses his wife to breast cancer. He uses the grief as a free ticket of being a prick to anyone he comes across. He struggles with depression and frequent suicidal thoughts and uses his rudeness as a coping mechanism but is soon undermined by the kindness of those around him.
- When will season 3 release on Netflix?
- What will happen in ‘After Life’ Season 3?
- Will season 3 be the final season?
- Who will return?
Season 1 of ‘After Life’ first released in March 2019 on Netflix. The show was instantly appreciated for its dark humour and renewed for another season. Creator, writer, and show lead, Ricky Gervais has been known for wrapping up shows after their second season. But for the first time, he has agreed to a season three. With a season 3 in the works, let’s find out what it has in store for us.
When will season 3 release on Netflix?
Just two weeks after the release of ‘After Life’ Season 2, Netflix announced the news of its next season on its Twitter handle. However, the question regarding the production of its next season is still a mystery. The filming, like the past seasons, will take place in the United Kingdom. Even though the country has lifted bans for filming, it still depends on various other factors.
At the end of September, Ricky Gervais posted an image of himself with the draft of ‘After Life’ Season 3. Seeing that many have been estimating that the write up for the season is almost done. On 7th November, he thanked the audience for their opinion on the show’s themes and characters. It has helped him pen down the script. Hence, similar to the sneak peek of the script, we hope Gervais shares an update on the production and release of ‘After Life’ soon.
Despite no official confirmation, fans can expect to stream the new season sometime around late 2021 or early 2022.
What will happen in ‘After Life’ Season 3?
In season 2 of ‘After Life’, we saw how Tony was recovering from his wife’s death. In the end, he was hit by another major loss. Tony’s father, Ray (played by David Bradley) passes away from dementia while staying at a nursing home. Therefore, we can expect a tearful funeral to take place at some point in season 3. We also didn’t get to see much of Tony’s reaction to his father’s death, hence it will be interesting to see how he copes up with both the losses.
One of the major plots for season 3 would be the revival of the local newspaper. Tony had promised Sandy that he will do everything to make sure the newspaper continues to run. It also seems like the perfect new purpose in the life of Tony.
Another interesting plot of ‘After Life’ would be Tony and Emma’s relationship. We last saw how she unknowingly prevented Tony from committing suicide. Her “I’ll take Groundhog Day” left us all sobbing our heart out.
Will season 3 be the final season?
Yes, ‘After Life’ Season 3 will be the last season. Ricky Gervais confirmed the news to “The Mirror”. He said that he has already made up his mind and that there won’t be a fourth season.
“And you do put those things out there to make you remember as it’s tempting but, there’s an old saying that ‘to lead the orchestra, you’ve got to turn your back on the audience’”.
Who will return?
The cast for season 3 of ‘After Life’ is yet to be confirmed. However, we can expect Ricky Gervais and most of the original cast to reprise their roles. We can also expect Kerry Goldman who plays the role of Tony’s late wife to remain an integral part of the show. In an interview to Radio Times, Gavis confirmed.
“She would be integral. It’s such a rich vein, the wife he’s lost, and all the guilt, and moving on, and her vs. someone else. It’s like, who could compare with this perfect wife?”
Ricky Gervais’ impeccable talent of showcasing the loss of loved ones in ‘After Life’ has been highly praised by the audience. We cannot wait to cry and smile at the same time! Are you excited to watch another season of ‘After Life’?