Streaming service Netflix announced that the Ricky Gervais-created comedy-drama series “After Life” will return next year for a six-episode second season. Gervais created the series, and wrote and directed each episode in Season 1. On “After Life” he portrays a widower who contemplates suicide before deciding to live long enough to punish the world for his wife’s cancer-related death.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement: “After Life has moved audiences from laughter to tears around the world and we are thrilled to announce that Ricky Gervais will be back with a second season on Netflix. We are so proud to play host to Ricky’s brilliant stand up comedy, specials, original films, and series and join in the joy of the fans with his latest hit.”
Gervais said in statement: “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.”
After Life season 2 premieres on Netflix in 2020.