Ricky Gervais's After Life Will Get A Second Season

OMG March 14, 2019 By Hugo

The dark comedy Netflix series After Life is already in line for a second season according to Ricky Gervais.

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The comedian's six-part mini-series chronicled the life of a recent widow called Tony, a local newspaper reporter who has given up on social conventions and everyday decorum to become a free-spirited meanie intent on passing on his grief to others.

The reviews for the show have been Gervais's best since his work on Extras and The Office with his trademark wit and dark humor encapsulating the haunting formalities of life and death in a way that has rarely been seen on screen before.

Speaking to the Metro, Gervais revealed that a second series is more than a possibility.

"Now I've thought about it, and I really would like to do a second series because I fell in love with the characters and I've got an idea of where it can go.

"The second series is always better. Usually because you know the actors.

"There's a little clue at the end of series one when he says, 'I'm just going to use my superpower for good'. He can still be an asshole, and just enjoy it more."

For those who haven't seen the six episodes, the compelling show explores every facet of the human heart, from love and sorrow to disease, depression, and suicidal thoughts. 

Commenting on what is argubally his darkest series to date, the comedian added, "I don't think suicide is the topic. I think the topic is grief, and grief makes you think lots of things. I don't think suicide is any more the topic than him getting drunk every night.

"I treat it respectfully. Everyone assumes comedy about something is disrespectful. So I've heard roundtables on radio shows discussing why Ricky Gervais shouldn't be making jokes about this subjects, and I'm like, 'Well you're talking about it, I'm just doing it in a funny way.'"


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