The eagerly anticipated second season of “After Life” finally has a release date, with Netflix announcing it will return April 24, 2020, as per Deadline.
Despite being predominantly a comedy, the first season of Ricky Gervais’ show was also surprisingly emotional and moving with a heavy subject matter. Gervais plays Tony, a journalist whose life is struck by tragedy when his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) dies from breast cancer. Tony becomes suicidal and starts out thinking he can get away with saying whatever he wants to those around him without consequence. However as the season progresses he begins to become a better person, meeting a handful of life-changing people along the way.
There are no plot details on season two yet, but the main question for fans of the show will be whether Tony has kept up the good-guy persona. The first season also featured Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan, David Bradley, Ashley Jensen, Mandeep Dhillon, Penelope Wilton, and Roisin Conaty, with most expected to make a return to the series.
The series is created, directed and written by Gervais, as is common practice with much of his other television work. Gervais was nominated for two Emmy Awards for his performance in “Derek” which he also created, as well as an Emmy Award for his leading role in “Extras.” He shot to fame with his British television show “The Office” which won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series or Comedy in 2003, becoming the first British comedy to do so.
Gervais’ production company Derek Productions continue to make the show, with Charlie Hanson as producer whilst Gervais and Duncan Hayes serve as executive producers. Gervais’ comedy won’t be the only returning show to Netflix within the next couple of months, as the third season of “Ozark” debuts in March.
“After Life” will return to Netflix on April 24, 2020.
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