The Netflix dark comedy received rave reviews over its impressive depiction of depressed and suicidal Tony who lashes out his dismay toward the world following the demise of his wife.
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While the series previously ended on a remarkably high note, 'After Life 2' will now switch the attention to Tony realizing there's more to life than just pain and suffering while he discovers there are certain things in life that make it worth living.
The actor took to Twitter to display himself holding the completed script garnering excitement amongst the fans. He wrote, ‘Finished. 5 weeks till filming. #AfterLife2’
Credited for 'The Office' and 'Derek', Gervais long teased the second season before the first one had even aired. Although Roisin Conaty, Diane Morgan and Ashley Jensen featured prominently in the previous season, it remains to be seen which of his co-stars retain their roles.
The season 2 announced back in April merely a month after it became available on Netflix, is scheduled to run for six episodes. During the announcement, Ricky joked:
‘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.’
Meanwhile, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos added: ‘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.’