Ricky Gervais will be back in After Life for the final time in season three (Picture: Ricky Gervais/Instagram/Netflix)
One of the most loved comedies of recent years is returning soon, with Ricky Gervais’s After Life back for a third season on Netflix.
The hit comedy first arrived in 2019 on the streaming platform and has since become one of the most bittersweet shows of its kind.
After Life follows a man called Tony Johnson, played by Ricky, who is struggling to cope with the death of his wife, played by Kerry Godliman.
Ricky looked delighted to be back filming this year and gave fans something to get excited about by sharing a first-look picture.
It comes after the comedian previously spoke about being ‘daunted’ by the prospect of writing a third season.
‘You put everything into everything you do and you burn bridges and you work yourself into corners because it was right at the time. So it’s really got to be wanted,’ he told Metro.co.uk.
Thankfully, it’s back. Here’s everything you need to know about the new season.
Who is in the After Life season three cast?
Familiar faces will return in the new episodes (Picture: Netflix)
Ricky is of course back for season three, with The Office star also writing the series.
Kerry will also return as Lisa, Tony’s wife who died from breast cancer before the events of the season.
The supporting cast will also hopefully include the likes of Joe Wilkinson, Roisin Conaty, Mandeep Dhillon and Penelope Wilton.
Ashley Jensen, Tom Basden, Jo Hartley and Tony Way are also expected to be back – and we hope we get to see Tony’s dog Brandy return too.
What happens in After Life season three?
Ricky Gervais writes and stars in the Netflix show (Picture: Netflix)
An official plot synopsis has yet to be released, but the show will be picking up after the events of season three.
The previous episodes saw the death of Tony’s father to dementia in his nursing home. The funeral didn’t take place at the end of the last season, so we could see that in the new instalments.
Season three could also focus more on the newspaper Tony works and its attempts to survive. The previous episodes saw Tony find more of a purpose as he campaigned to keep it going, and we could see more next season.
Will there be an After Life season four?
Fans will be hoping to see Ashley Jensen return (Picture: Netflix)
Sadly, this will be the last run of the comedy. Ricky made clear last summer that he’d made up his mind there ‘won’t be a fourth’ season.
‘You never say never but you put those things out there to make you remember because it’s tempting, it’s very tempting,’ he told The Sun.
When is After Life season three released on Netflix – and is there a trailer?
A release date and trailer have yet to be released by the streaming platform, but the third season went into production on April 19.
If the show ends filming in the summer, it’s relatively safe to assume that the new episodes will be with us at the end of 2021 or early 2022.
The first two seasons of After Life are available to watch on Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.