After Life has become many people’s obsession over the past year. The series manages to have us laughing our heads off while also running to grab the tissues. The Netflix Original is adored by millions of fans worldwide. And while each series is only 6 episodes long, After Life has become a fan favorite. Season 2 recently dropped on the streaming service, and that cliffhanger left us wanting more. While Ricky Gervais has reassured us that a third season is coming, it will be the last…
The actor and comedian recently teased us with the first script of season 3. And while we were delighted to see the third season coming into action, Gervais told us that season 3 is where the dark comedy will end. In a recent interview, Gervais announced that “I’ve already made my mind up there won’t be a four. 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”. Oh no!
Gervais has famously spoken out on past projects to say that the fans should not dictate the fate of the show, as any series should run its course naturally. In the case of After Life, Gervais feels 3 seasons is the perfect amount. While fans may be disappointed with this news, the actor feels it will round of Tony’s story perfectly. So far, the first episode has been completely written. While we may have to wait another year for the series to drop on Netflix, its amazing to see the progress already being made!
After Life follows Tony as he struggles to deal with the loss of his wife. Season 2 brought us more heartache as Tony then goes on to lose his father while attempting to understand how he feels. The show received a plethora of positive reviews, with widows expressing their love for the accuracy of these types of situations. Ricky Gervais initially intended for After Life to run for only two seasons. But fans and Gervais included felt there was more to the story.
So, the news of season 3 feels pretty bittersweet for many of us. We are so happy more episodes are heading our way, but we wish the show would never end. Gervais’ work is always stellar, with The Office still providing us with the laughs we need to get through life. Season 3 should be hitting in 2021, so fingers crossed!
There is also an After Life christmas special coming soon!