The central story of ‘After Life’ follows misanthropic local newspaper journalist Tony (Gervais), post-death of his beloved wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) who passes away from breast cancer.
Ricky Gervais’ hit, existential comedy series on Netflix, called ‘After Life’, may just have released a second season, but fans are already expecting a third chapter in the pipeline. The British comedian, who created popular series like ‘The Office’ and has hosted the Golden Globes multiple times, has signed a multi-year, overall deal with Netflix. As part of the deal, his show ‘After Life’ has been renewed for a third season.
- When will ‘After Life’ Season 3 premiere?
- Who will make the cast of season 3
- Plot of the ‘After Life’ series
- A little more about After Life’s creator, Ricky Gervais
- Is the trailer for ‘After Life’ season 3 out?
After the series was renewed for a second edition, and with only one episode on air, it received a lot of appreciation upon its release. Later, Netflix took to Twitter to announce that an upcoming third season of the show is in the works.
From the release date to trailers, plots, and more, here’s everything we know so far about the ‘After Life’ series and its forthcoming third season.
When will ‘After Life’ Season 3 premiere?
The season 2 reached our screens on 24th April 2020, after the first season premiered. This leads us to believe that the third season would probably air by this time next year
However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, Netflix suspended production on all existing projects, so a delay could also be expected.
Interestingly, season 2 was available to stream on Netflix roughly 13 months after the show’s first season. If we consider that, it’ll only be reasonable to expect ‘After Life’ to launch the third batch of episodes on Netflix by fall 2021.
Who will make the cast of season 3?
Although the cast of season 3 has not been officially confirmed by the showmakers yet, it’s hard to imagine a character-driven series like ‘After Life’ without its lead Ricky Gervais who plays Tony Johnson.
But it’s not just him that’s highly likely to reprise the role in the third chapter. In a recent interview, Gravis revealed that the viewers will see Kerry Godliman reprise her character as Tony’s late wife, as she will play an imperative role in the upcoming episodes.
“She would be integral”, he told a leading entertainment portal. “It’s such a rich vein: the wife he’s lost, and all the guilt, and moving on, and her vs. someone else”.
He added, “It’s like, who could compare with this perfect wife? She’s never gonna make a mistake … so (it’s) all those things”.
Apart from Garvis and his reel wife, the cast of the third season will most likely include Diane Morgan, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Mandeep Dhillon, Ashley Jensen, David Bradley, Paul Kaye, Roisin Conaty, Jo Hartley, Penelope Wilton, David Earl, and Joe Wilkinson in their respective roles.
Plot of ‘After Life’ series
The central story of ‘After Life’’ follows misanthropic, local newspaper journalist Tony (Gervais), post the death of his beloved wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman), who passes away from breast cancer.
Tony is left depressed and suicidal after the personal loss, and to cope up he decides to say and do whatever he likes regardless of the consequences. As he tries to embrace a rude and destructive personality, he finds himself undermined by the kindness of those around him.
The series ’After Life’ is a Netflix original and is produced by Charlie Hanson and executive producer Duncan Hayes. While it is penned and helmed by Ricky Gervais.
A little more about ‘After Life’s’ creator, Ricky Gervais
He is known for creating classic sitcoms like ‘The Office’, ‘Extras’, ‘Derek’, and ‘Life’s Too Short’, and feature films such as ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ and ‘Special Correspondents’.
He also has a list of Hollywood credits including the movies ‘Ghost Town’, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’, and ‘The Invention of Lying’.
Is the trailer for ‘After Life’ Season 3 out?
Since it is still early in the production of the third season, there’s no trailer as of yet. However, the season two trailer dropped recently so any teaser for the next season hasn’t been uploaded yet. Although one can expect it to be available by early 2021.
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